Punctuality Quotes

Feb 18, 2023 | Character Quotables | 0 comments

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“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.

“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

“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.”
-William Hazlitt

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”
-William Shakespeare

“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

“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

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

“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.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

“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.”
-Lord Chesterfield

“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

“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.”
-Horace Mann

“Each of us has the same quantity of the most precious commodity in the world….time.”
-Ted Janusz

“Punctuality is the stern virtue of men of business, and the graceful courtesy of princes.”
-Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“Money, I can only gain or lose. But time I can only lose. So, I must spend it carefully.”
-Author Unknown

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

“One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other.”
-Chinese Proverb

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

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”
-William Penn

“You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.”
-Henry David Thoreau

“Punctuality is the politeness of kings.”
-Louis XVII

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson