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April Fool’s Day – April 1

 “We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.”

           Japanese proverb

 “The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.” 

         Winston Churchill

International Children’s Book Day – April 2

“Sometimes, I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” 

 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” 

     The Lorax, Dr. Seuss

“Promise me you’ll remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think.” 

            Winnie the Pooh

                         A.A. Milne

 “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” 

           – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

                        J.K Rowling

“Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” 

    The Velveteen Rabbit

             Margery Williams

National Read A Road Map Day – April 5

A road map shows you everything except how to refold it.” 


“Road trips required a couple of things: a well-balanced diet of caffeine, salt and sugar and an excellent selection of tunes—oh, and directions.” 

                Jenn McKinlay

“If you don’t know where you are, a map won’t help.” 

           Watts Humphrey

Civil Rights Act Signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson – April 11, 1964

Quotes from 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

Income Tax Day – April 15

“The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.”

            Arthur C. Clarke

“The income tax has made more liars out of more Americans than golf.” 

                     Will Rogers

 “The taxpayer: that’s someone who works for the federal government, but doesn’t have to take a civil service examination.” 

               Ronald Reagan

Passover Begins at Sundown – April 19

“Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the unalienable right of every human being.” 

                  Morris Joseph

Easter – April 21

“The first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and that love never dies.”

                 Kate McGahn

William Shakespeare Born – April 23, 1564 

(Phrases from Shakespeare which are part of our everyday language)

“I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at”. 

    Othello, Act I, Scene I

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”  

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 1, Scene 1

“Brevity is the soul of wit.”

Hamlet, Act II, Scene II

“He hath eaten me out of house and home.”

 King Henry IV, Part II, Act II, Scene I

“The game is up.” 

       Cymbeline, Act III, Scene III

“I have not slept one wink.”

         Cymbeline, Act III, Scene III

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.” 

    As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII

National Garden Month 

 “A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” 

              Gertrude Jekyll

“You should sit in nature for 20 minutes a day…unless you’re busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” 

                      Zen saying

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”  

  Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Gardening starts at daybreak and ends at back break.”  

                Blue Fox Farm

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