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.
Author: Gerald Barzan
We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?
Author: Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)
Profession: Irish Dramatist, Novelist
Strict punctuality is perhaps the cheapest virtue which can give force to an otherwise utterly insignificant character.
Author: John F. Boyes
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.
Author: Richard Cecil
Profession: American Poet
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.
Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)
Profession: British Statesman, Author
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Author: Nathaniel Emmons
Punctuality is the soul of business.
Author: Thomas C. Haliburton (1796-1865)
Profession: Canadian Jurist, Author
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.
Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)
Profession: British Essayist
Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start.
Author: Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)
Profession: American Journalist, Author
The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.
Author: Franklin P. Jones
Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
Author: Louis XVIII (1755-1824)
Profession: King of France
Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.
Author: Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Profession: Italian Author, Statesman
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.
Author: Horace Mann (1796-1859)
Profession: American Educator
Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
Author: Don Marquis (1878-1937)
Profession: American Humorist, Journalist
I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
Author: Marilyn Monroe (1926)
Profession: American Actress