英文諺語 Man proposes, God disposes
Man proposes, God disposes 謀事在人，成事在天
People may make plans, but they cannot control the outcome of their plans. This Proverb statement tells that whatever man proposes as his objective to achieve by exercising his will power, efforts and intellectual potentialities, there is a limit to his abilities and there is some supernatural power – God – to determine the shape of things and its end. Sometimes or most of the times the end may be against man’s proposal.
Man (noun) = human beings in general | propose (verb) = suggest; put forward (an idea or plan) | dispose (verb) = decide what happens [mainly poetic] | Also seen as: “Man proposes, but God disposes.”