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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Punctuality (27 Quotations)

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Laugh and the world laughs with you, be prompt and you dine alone. For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, but has trouble enough of its own.
~ Gerald Barzan

 

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We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?
~ Samuel Beckett

 

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Strict punctuality is perhaps the cheapest virtue which can give force to an otherwise utterly insignificant character.
~ John F. Boyes

 

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If I have made an appointment with you, I owe you punctuality, I have no right to throw away your time, if I do my own.
~ Richard Cecil

 

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Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no delay, no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
~ Lord Chesterfield

 

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I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
~ Nathaniel Emmons

 

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Punctuality is the soul of business.
~ Thomas C. Haliburton

 

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Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
~ William Hazlitt

 

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Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start.
~ Edgar Watson Howe

 

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The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.
~ Franklin P. Jones

 

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Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
~ Louis XVIII

 

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Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.
~ Niccolo Machiavelli

 

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Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.
~ Horace Mann

 

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Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
~ Don Marquis

 

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I have been on a calendar, but never on time.
~ Marilyn Monroe

 

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I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
~ Marilyn Monroe

 

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I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time, and it has made a man of me.
~ Lord Nelson

 

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I owe all my success in life to having been always a quarter of an hour before my time.
~ Lord Nelson

 

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The while we keep a man waiting, he reflects on our shortcomings.
~ French Proverb

 

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Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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