“First, whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.
“Second, the mills of the gods grind slowly, yet they grind exceedingly small.
“Third, the bee fertilizes the flower that it robs.”
About ten days later we took a stroll along Riverside Drive in New York City. Evidently he had been giving further thought to my question. At any rate, he said he would like to add a fourth law to his laws of history:
“When it gets dark enough you can see the stars.”
--from “Charles Beard, The Public Man” by George S. Counts.
(For a history of that last law, see Quote Investigator.)