Another version of this is Nothing is so certain as the unexpected. A similar French proverb is: ‘Nothing is certain but uncertainty.’ The state of things as they are cannot be relied upon to continue. Something unforeseen is liable to happen at any moment.
Used by Sir Walter Scott in 1823 and still in common use in modern times, this proverb has a general... Read more →
If we try to get rid of a counterfeit coin by passing it off upon somebody else, sooner or later it... Read more →