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nothing is certain but the unforeseen

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.
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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
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But it has been confirmed that the deal has fallen through due to "unforeseen circumstances".
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A historical novel by Andrew Rowen, "Encounters Unforeseen: 1492 Retold" now dramatizes these events from a bicultural perspective, fictionalizing the beliefs, thoughts, and actions of the Native Americans who met Columbus side by side with those of Columbus and other Europeans, all based on a close reading of Columbus's Journal, other primary sources, and anthropological studies.
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Summary: The money market came under pressure in 2017, especially during the fourth quarter of the year, following the Lebanese PM unforeseen resignation on November 4, 2017 that triggered a wave of conversions in favor of foreign currencies and resulted into a lack of local currency liquidity.
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