One of the most mischievous days of the year has returned, where people are treated to a few laughs following an unsuspecting prank. April Fools’ Day marks the perfect opportunity to pull off a hilarious scheme or be on the receiving end of one.

On April 1, people typically come up with a way to trick their friends and loved ones, only to yell “April Fools” to alert the target that the situation was a mere joke.

In celebration of April Fools Day, check out these quotes, inspirational messages, and funny sayings compiled from A-Z Quotes and Veeroes Quotes that will help surprised people crack a smile following a clever prank.

1. “A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke and that the joke is oneself.” ― Clifton Fadiman

2. “We fool ourselves so much we could do it for a living.” ― Stephen King

3. “Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them, the rest of us could not succeed.” ― Mark Twain

4. “Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It’s good to be silly at the right moment.” ― Horace

5. “Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I’ll forgive Thy great big joke on me.” ― Robert Frost

6. “Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else.” ― Will Rogers

7. “Anybody who claims to be excited for April Fools Day is probably a sociopath.” ― John Oliver

8. “The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.” — George Orwell

9. “Today is April 1, April Fools’ Day, a day that people try to fool their friends and relatives. Don’t confuse that with April 15, when people try to fool the IRS.” — Jay Leno

10. “I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it.” — Jack Handey

11. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on you.” — Virginia Foxx

12. “Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” — William Shakespeare

13. “When in doubt, make a fool of yourself.” ― Cynthia Heimel

April Fools' Day
A child dresses up for a traditional celebration of April Fool's Day in Skopje, March 31, 2006. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski