everything has already been said

02.21.20
"Everything has already been said, but since nobody listens, we must continually start again."
—André Gide
from Le traite du Narcisse
(my translation; original reads: "Toutes choses sont dites déjà, mais comme personne n'écoute, il faut toujours recommencer.")
Early emoticons in the American humor magazine Puck in 1881.
Interesting related article here.