We're doomed to repeat the past no matter what. That's what it is to be alive. It's pretty dense kids who haven't figured that out by the time they're ten.. Most kids can't afford to go to Harvard and be misinformed.
If all the girls attending [the Yale prom] were laid end to end, I wouldn't be at all surprised.
Increase Mather, President of Harvard University, in his treatise on Remarkable Providences, insists that the smell of herbs alarms the Devil and that medicine expels him. Such beliefs have probably even now not wholly disappeared from among us.