"If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten; Either write things worthy of reading, or do things worthy of writing." -- Benjamin Franklin, May 1738
"Those who forget their past are destined to repeat it."
- Robert A. Heinlein
The man that hath not anything to boast but his illustrious ancestors is like a potato: the only good belonging to him is underground.
- Thomas Overbury, 1581-1613
"There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his."
-- Helen Keller