Geoffrey Chaucer (1342-1400 CE)
“Alas, why is it people so dispraise
God’s providence or Fortune and her ways,
That oft and variously in their scheme
Includes far better things than they could dream?”
- From The Canterbury Tales (The Knight’s Tale) by Geoffrey Chaucer, translated by Nevill Coghill. New York: Penguin Classics, 1951.