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the best-laid schemes

Said when something ends poorly or differently than expected, despite preparations for success. It is an abbreviated version of the line, "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley" (go astray), from Robert Burns' poem "To a Mouse," which itself is a play on the proverb "the best-laid plans of mice and men oft go astray." I always thought our marriage was stable and that we'd be together forever. I guess it's true what they say, though, the best-laid schemes and all that. A: "I've been working on this project for six months, and now, right before it's due, they tell me they want something completely different." B: "That's rough. The best-laid schemes, I suppose."
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Gentle Giant Lennie aspires to be with George and join him in his Eden, but as the saying goes - the best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.
Gentle giant Lennie aspires to be with George and join him in his Eden but, as Robert Burns famously wrote, the best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.
American literary icon John Steinback was influenced by Burns, naming his classic book 'Of Mice and Men' after the first line of the poem To A Mouse, which contains the line: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley.
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It stands in the way of even the best laid schemes o' mice an' men, to borrow from Robert Burns.
The title of this column is taken from a line in Robert Burns' 1786 poem "To a Mouse" that reads "The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.
But, to quote Robbie Burns, "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men/ Gang aft agley.
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As Robert Burns famously wrote 'the best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley" It is with this sentiment that I introduce this double issue of Babel, my final as Editor.
No one reminded these alleged public servants of that axiom about the best laid plans of men and mice as in "the best laid schemes o' mice an' men.
From which poem by Robert Burns does the quote The best laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley come?
From which Robert Burns poem does "The best laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley" come?
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