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The best laid schemes of mice and men.
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The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.

Sentence #58433

eng
The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.

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Even the most carefully made plans frequently result in failure.

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halfb1t
2012-12-06 11:46
Annotation: "The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, / Gang aft agley."--Robert Burns (1759-1796). "To a Mouse," 1785. This is Scots English.
wells
2015-10-21 16:26
I changed it from 'schemes' to 'plans' as that's the more common expression in English; and added the "often go awry" part.

Ref: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/best_laid_plans