Mills of God grind slowly

(The). “Dii pedes lanatos habent ” (Petronius). Vengeance may be delayed, but it will come when least expected.

The mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small;
Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness He grinds all.

Longfellow: Retribution.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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