It is a well-known fact that we always recognize our homeland when we are about to lose it.
— Albert Camus

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
Kahlil Gibran wellknown quote

It is well-known what a middleman is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.
— Benjamin Disraeli

After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.
— H. L. Mencken

On September 17, 1914, Erzberger, the well-known German statesman, an eminent member of the Catholic Party, wrote to the Minister of War, General von Falkenhayn, We must not worry about committing an offence against the rights of nations nor about violating the laws of humanity. Such feelings today are of secondary importance? A month later, on October 21, 1914, he wrote in Der Tag, If a way was found of entirely wiping out the whole of London it would be more humane to employ it than to allow the blood of A SINGLE GERMAN SOLDIER to be shed on the battlefield!
— wellknown quotation by Georges Clemenceau