I love to travel, but I hate to arrive.
We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.1942 Four Quartets,'Little Gidding', pt.4.
Death must obliterate all memories and affections and ideas and laws, or the awakening in the next world will be amid the welcomes, and loves and raptures of those who left us with tearful farewells, and with dying promises that they would wait to welcomes us when we should arrive. And so they do. Not sorrowfully, not anxiously, but lovingly, they wait to bid us welcome.randolph sinks foster
It is not better that all felony suspects die than that they escape. Where the suspect poses no immediate threat to the officer and no threat to others, the harm resulting from failing to apprehend him does not justify the use of deadly force to do so. It is no doubt unfortunate when a suspect who is in sight escapes, but the fact that the police arrive a little late or are a little slower afoot does not always justify killing the suspect.byron white
Only the most ignorant people can close their eyes to the bourgeois nature of the democratic revolution which is now taking place. Whoever wants to reach socialism by any other path than that of political democracy will inevitably arrive at conclusions that are absurd and reactionary both in the economic and the political sense.Lenin, Vladimir Ilich (Summer) , "Two Tactics of Social Democracy in the Democratic Revolution", Collected Works, 9, Marxists, p. 29 .
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.Robert Louis Stevenson, 'El Dorado', Virginibus Puerisque (1881)
“Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived.” It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge of their wives at which some men seem to arrive.F. H. Bradley, Aphorisms, no. 94 (1930)
We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding," last stanza, Collected Poems, 1909–1962, p. 208 (1963). Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara was asked what major changes he would have made in United States policies in Vietnam during the previous week. He responded it was not yet an appropriate time to be talking with hindsight and then quoted the lines above to answer the question.—"Meet the Press" television program, February 4, 1968, transcript, p. 15.
Courts of equity make their decrees so as to arrive at the justice of the case without violating the rules of law.Lord Kenyon, C.J., Clayton v. Adams (1796), 6 T. R. 605.
How far Judges may be, or ought to be, able to defeat a rule of law of which they disapprove, I cannot say. I think it is the duty of a Judge not to allow himself to be so influenced, but to construe the instrument in a proper way, to arrive at its meaning independently of the results, and then apply the law.Jessel, M.R., Cunliffe v. Brancker (1876), L. R. 3 C. D. 399.
This seems to me to be one of those cases in which the Court is bound to arrive at a conclusion without having any satisfactory means of arriving at it. The only guide I have is this. I am entitled to sit in the testator's chair as he wrote his own will.Kekewich, J., Horlock v. Wiggins (1888), L. R. 39 C. D. 143.
If men attempt the discussion of questions which lie entirely beyond the reach of human capacity, such as those concerning the origin of worlds, or the economy of the intellectual system or region of spirits, they may long beat the air in their fruitless contests, and never arrive at any determinate conclusion. But if the question regard any subject of common life and experience, nothing, one would think, could preserve the dispute so long undecided but some ambiguous expressions, which keep the antagonists still at a distance, and hinder them from grappling with each other.David Hume, in An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748), VIII: Of Liberty and Necessity, Part I
If in other sciences we should arrive at certainty without doubt and truth without error, it behooves us to place the foundations of knowledge in mathematics.Roger Bacon Opus Majus, Book 1, Chapter 4.