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Punctuality Quotes

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