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Quotes of the Day for 14 May 2002 – The Prom

I've had a couple of requests from high-school students anticipating the Senior Prom. I'm not sure I really have a good response - those memories of teenage romance that I haven't ruthlessly repressed are few, not to mention embarrassing. But don't let me throw cold water on your plans if you've rented that tux or bought a new dress.

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The quotes:

I thought that spring must last forevermore: For I was young and loved, and it was May.
     - Vera Brittain

No, this trick won't work. How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
     - Albert Einstein

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenaged boys.
     - P. J. O'Rourke

Do not choose your wife at a dance, but in the field among the harvesters.
     - Czech proberb

Competition can damage self-esteem, create anxiety, and lead to cheating and hurt feelings. But so can romantic love.
     - Mariah Burton Nelson


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