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Quotation by Alfred Döblin
But such is life, the silliest proverbs prove to be true, and when a man thinks, now it's all right, it's not all right by a long shot. Man proposes, God disposes, and there's always that last straw to break the camel's back.
Alfred Döblin (1878–1957), German-Jewish novelist, physician. Trans. by Eugene Jolas. Alexanderplatz, Berlin, bk. 9 (1929).
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