Language is powerful. Even if the thought isn't original, it can convey ideas across space, time and minds.
"I stand on the shoulders of giants."
Sharing a pithy adage can get reshared across centuries to teach a joyful lesson that is independent of the person who said it, real or fictional.
"Love thy neighbor."
An adage can also be forged of tribal hate and violence while being disguised as strength and loyalty.
"Make America great again."
In the end, curious minds have the potential to examine the world and create good outcomes.
"Life is problems. Living is solving problems."
Find your bedrock adage and build upon it, making it higher, more beautiful, and hand it off to the future.
"Be good for goodness' sake."