nothing is certain but the unforeseen
- Similar to the unexpected always happens.
1886 J. A. FROUDE Oceana vii. There is a proverb that ‘nothing is certain but the unforeseen,’ and in fact few things turn out as we expect them.
1905 A. MACLA-REN Gospel according to St. Matthew I. 322 There is nothing certain to happen, says the proverb, but the unforeseen. Tomorrow will have its cares.
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