In Reply to: Better to be late in this world... posted by Sarah Jane on February 08, 2009 at 13:04:
: Has anyone heard the phrase 'better to be late in this world, than early in the next'? If so, any idea of origin and meaning?
It means that it's better to drive at a safe sensible speed - even if that means you arrive late at your destination - than to meet an untimely death through driving too fast. I don't know, but I suspect that it was coined as a slogan for a governmental "safe driving" campaign. (VSD)