A number of examples can be quoted to support this claim, one of which is a line from the play Hamlet, 'There's a divinity that shapes our ends/ Rough-hew them how we will.' To make it simpler, it means, man proposes, God disposes
. In the history of fine art, too, this acceptance of the Almighty has played a major role in promoting creative pursuits, resulting in materialisation of masterpieces that to date prove awe-inspiring for lovers and practitioners of art.
'Man Proposes, God Disposes
', is an old saying illustrating the principle of sovereignty of God over human life, and their victory in recent elections is an example of it as huge efforts were made by all the stake holders of Pakistan to keep the Chaudry family out of politics.
I believe also, that the time has come again to move up to another level of my political career, but as I always say that man proposes, God disposes
. One thing that is very important is that if I knew then, what I know now, I might have joined politics earlier, but everything comes in its own time.
"Man proposes, God disposes
." The mystic Thomas a Kempis may have said it first.
But well, as we say in Ghana, "man proposes, God disposes
The critic Christopher Ricks, for example, writing about Spark in 1968, commented that "Perhaps when man proposes, God disposes
with as cool a disposition as Mrs.
A nerveless equanimity supports the author when he offers up careworn cliches ('Man proposes, God disposes
') as the wisdom of ages.
But I learn from The Private Collection of Edgar Degas (Abrams, pounds 50) that for poor Degas it was very much a question of man proposes, God disposes
since his collections were sold off finally in 1918, while the bombs were falling on Paris and the museum never happened.