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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:59
AUTHOR:Thomas à Kempis (1379 or 1380–1471)
QUOTATION:Man proposes, but God disposes. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Imitation of Christ. Book i. Chap. 19.
 
Note 1.
This expression is of much greater antiquity. It appears in the Chronicle of Battel Abbey, p. 27 (Lower’s translation), and in The Vision of Piers Ploughman, line 13994. ed. 1550.

A man’s heart deviseth his way; but the Lord directeth his steps.—Proverbs xvi. 9. [back]
 

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