Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1342-1400)
“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.