take the goods the gods provide
- Cf. PLAUTUS Rudens 1.1229 habeas quod di dant boni, you may keep what good the gods give.
1697 DRYDEN Alexander’s Feast 5 Lovely Thais sits beside thee, Take the good the gods provide thee.
1880 TROLLOPE Duke’s Children III. xiv. ‘It is only because I am the governor’s son,’ Silverbridge pleaded... ‘What of that? Take the goods the gods provide you.’
1980 M. MCMULLEN Something of Night viii. Take the goods the gods provide, and don’t..sulk when they are snatched away.
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