Ecclesiastes chapter 1 verses 9 and 10
What is it that hath been? the same thing that shall be. What is it that hath been done? the same that shall be done.  Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say: Behold this is new: for it hath already gone before in the ages that were before us.
It's funny you bring this up, as it's the first verse that came to mind. It's wide applicability causes it to. I might add, from the same book, chapter three:
"  All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven.  A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.  A time to kill, and a time to heal. A time to destroy, and a time to build.  A time to weep, and a time to laugh. A time to mourn, and a time to dance.  A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather. A time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces.
 A time to get, and a time to lose. A time to keep, and a time to cast away.  A time to rend, and a time to sew. A time to keep silence, and a time to speak.  A time of love, and a time of hatred. A time of war, and a time of peace.  What hath man more of his labour?  I have seen the trouble, which God hath given the sons of men to be exercised in it.
 He hath made all things good in their time, and hath delivered the world to their consideration, so that man cannot find out the work which God hath made from the beginning to the end."
A lesson in the virtue of prudence.