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Punctuality Quotes


These are some of the best 'Punctuality' quotations and sayings.

Appointments once made, become debts. 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.

Better be three hours too soon than one minute too late.

Every child should be taught to pay all his debts, and to fulfil all his contracts, exactly in manner, completely in value, punctually at the time. Everything he has borrowed, he should be obliged to return uninjured at the time specified, and everything belonging to others which he has lost, he should be required to replace.

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

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

It is of no use running; to set out betimes is the main point.

Method is the very hinge of business; and there is no method without punctuality.

Nothing inspires confidence in a business man sooner than punctuality, nor is there any habit which sooner saps his reputation than that of being always behind time.

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

Punctuality is the soul of business.

Punctuality is the stern virtue of men of business, and the graceful courtesy of princes.

Punctuality is the thief of time.

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.

Strict punctuality is, perhaps, the cheapest virtue which can give force to an otherwise utterly insignificant character.

The most indispensable qualification of a cook is punctuality. The same must be said of guests.

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.

Want of punctuality is a want of virtue.

When a secretary of Washington, excusing himself for being late, said that his watch was too slow, the reply of Washington was, "You must get a new watch, or I must get a new secretary."