it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive

1881 R. L. STEVENSON Virginibus Puerisque IV. 190 To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.

1918 D. H. LAWRENCE in English Review Jan. 29 Love is strictly a travelling. ‘It is better to travel than to arrive,’ somebody has said.

1959 ‘J. DUNCAN’ My Friend Muriel II. 83 Remember,..it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive. The satisfaction lies mainly in the travelling.

2002 Rough News Spring 2 (comic strip) ‘They say it’s better to travel than to arrive.’ ‘“They” have obviously never been on this bus!’


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