nothing is certain but the unforeseen

nothing is certain but the unforeseen

proverb It is impossible to be absolutely certain what will happen in the future. I wouldn't be so sure that investment will pay off like you expect. Nothing is certain in this life but the unforeseen. Nothing is certain but the unforeseen, so if you spend all this time worrying about and planning for what might happen, you're going to miss out on everything life has to offer.
See also: but, certain, nothing
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Nothing is certain but the unforeseen.

Prov. You cannot foresee what will happen. Jill: Now that we've got a new boss, this is certain to be a nicer place to work. Jane: Nothing is certain but the unforeseen.
See also: but, certain, nothing
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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