Do not speak like a death's-head, do not bid me remember mine end.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Falstaff, in Henry IV, Part 2, act 2, sc. 4, l. 234-5.
"Death's head" means skull, used as a memento mori or reminder that death awaits everyone.)
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
(George Santayana (1863-1952), U.S. philosopher, poet. Life of Reason, "Reason in Common Sense," ch. 12 (1905-6).
William L. Shirer made these words the epigraph for his Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1959).)
The world will little note nor long remember what we say here.
(Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. speech, Nov. 19, 1863. Gettysburg Address, Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 7, ed. Roy P. Basler (1953).
Lincoln's Gettysburg Addresstaking him only about three minutes to deliveris perhaps the most quoted speech of all time.)