Love the quote images you see below? Follow us on Instagram for more like them throughout the month!
“That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
“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.”
“Lost yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes; no reward is offered, for they are forever gone.”
“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”
“Each of us has the same quantity of the most precious commodity in the world….time.”
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”
“There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.”
“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no delay, no procrastination; never put off til tomorrow what you can do today.”
“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.”
“Few things do more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.”
“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
-M. Scott Peck
“Punctuality is the stern virtue of men of business, and the graceful courtesy of princes.”
-Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
“I owe all my success in life to having been always a quarter of an hour before my time.”
“You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.”
-Henry David Thoreau
“The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have.”
“Money, I can only gain or lose. But time I can only lose. So, I must spend it carefully.”
“I could never think well of a man’s intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.”
“One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other.”
“The while we keep a man waiting, he reflects on our shortcomings.”
“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”
“Being on time to appointments and meetings is a phase of self-discipline and an evidence of self-respect. Punctuality is a courteous compliment the intelligent person pays to his associates.”
-Marvin J. Ashton
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Punctuality is the politeness of kings.”
How can you use Quotes?
- Start a discussion: Quotes can start a discussion about a character trait at the beginning of a meeting or the dinner table. You can ask questions about what it means, how they have seen the trait demonstrated in their own lives, or how they can develop it themselves.
- Provide a model: Quotes can provide a model of good character. When you read a quote from a famous person or historical figure, you show that people they admire also value the same character traits.
- Use quotes as writing/journal prompts: Ask them to write a short essay about a quote to help them think more deeply about its implications for their lives.
- Post quotes: You can post quotes where they will be seen/heard often – classroom, breakroom, lobby, dining room, email signatures, video bulletin boards, morning announcements, social media, etc.
- Read quotes aloud: You can read quotes aloud to your children during mealtimes, bedtime, or any other time you spend together.
- Make it fun: You can make it even more fun by incorporating games, activities, or crafts. Let children decorate signs with the quotes to hang in the classroom or a bedroom door. Record children saying it and post it on social media.