I have been on a calendar, but never on time.
Punctuality is a quality the need of which is bound up with social co-operation. It has nothing to do with the relation of the soul to God, or with mystic insight, or with any of the matters with which the more elevated and spiritual moralists are co
Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
Roughly speaking, the more one pays for food, the more sweat and spittle one is obliged to eat with it.... Dirtiness is inherent in hotels and restaurants, because sound food is sacrificed to punctuality and smartness... The only food at the Hotel X which was ever prepared cleanly was the staff's.
Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
If you're there before it's over, you're on time.
We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?
Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.
I am a believer in punctuality though is makes me very lonely.
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
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.
Whether it was work, marriage, or family, I've always been a late bloomer.
I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time, and it has made a man of me.
I owe all my success in life to having been always a quarter of an hour before my time.
Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.
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.
Strict punctuality is perhaps the cheapest virtue which can give force to an otherwise utterly insignificant character.
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.
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