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  1. there but for the grace of God go I(Proverb)

    A recognition that others' misfortune could be one's own, if it weren't for the blessing/kindness/luck bestowed by fate or the Divine.

  2. there but for the grace of God go I(Proverb)

    Man's fate is in God's hands.

  3. there but for the grace of God go I(Proverb)

    More generally, our fate is not entirely in our own hands.

  4. Origin: Allegedly from a mid-sixteenth-century statement by John Bradford, "There but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford", in reference to a group of prisoners being led to execution.

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