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

Abdul Sattar Edhi

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Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.

Evelyn Waugh

rriving late was a way of saying that your own time was more valuable than the time of the person who waited for you.

Karen Joy Fowler


I am always late on principle, my principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.

Oscar Wilde


If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late.

Lik Hock Yap Ivan


Punctuality is not just limited to arriving at a place at right time, it is also about taking actions at right time.

Amit Kalantri


I think the only way to properly face doom is to be on time.

Jennifer duBois


Most leave to be on time, thus always late.

Brian Spellman


Punctuality is the politeness of kings.

Louis XVIII of France


Punctuality is the soul of business.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton


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


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Don Marquis


If I have made an appointment with you, I owe you punctuality, I have no right to throw away your time, if I do y own.

Richard Cecil


We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?

Samuel Beckett


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

John F. Boyes


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.

William Hazlitt


The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.

Franklin P. Jones


I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.

E.V. Lucas


The early bird may get the worm, but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Jeremy Paxman


I am a believer in punctuality though is makes me very lonely.

E.V. Verrall


Want of punctuality is a want of virtue.

John M. Mason


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


I owe all my success in life to having been always a quarter of an hour before my time.

Horatio Nelson


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

Richard Cecil


It is difficult to prove yourself reliable when people are required to wait for you.

Wes Fessler


The early bird gets the worm. The early worm… gets eaten.

Norman Ralph Augustine


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

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


As you put into practice the qualities of patience, punctuality, sincerity, and solicitude, you will have a better opinion of the world around you.

Grenville Kleiser



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I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.

Charles Dickens


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.

William Mathews


Punctuality is the art of guessing how late the other fellow is going to be.

Evelyn Waugh


Method and punctuality are so little natural to man that where they exist they are commonly the effect of education or discipline.

W. B. Clulow


There is something magical about the early morning. It’s a time when the world belongs to only those few who are awake. And we walk around like kings while others remain unseen in their beds.

Shawn Blanc


Punctuality is a compliment you pay to the intelligent and a rebuke you pay to the stupid.

W. Somerset Maugham


Punctuality is for people with nothing better to do.

Jim Butcher


In the ordinary business of life punctuality is . . . necessary.

Bertrand Russell


Want of punctuality is a want of virtue.

James Murray Mason


Punctuality is the thief of adventure …

Jan Struther


Strict punctuality is a cheap virtue.

Benjamin Franklin


Punctuality is a quality the need of which is bound up with social co-operation.

Bertrand Russell


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

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin


I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.

Peter Ustinov


But Time, unfortunately, though it makes animals and vegetables bloom and fade with amazing punctuality has no such simple effect upon the mind of man.

Virginia Woolf


Preparedness and punctuality are two of the most important qualities of a leader.

John Andreas Widtsoe


Perhaps punctuality is a quality made even more valuable because it is found in so few people. Punctuality is not usually thought of in our day as a major virtue.

Sterling W Sill


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Punctuality or the lack thereof oftentimes is the only introduction one will ever have to new groups and friends. Serenity and poise are not the companions of those who lack the courtesy and judgment to be on time.

Marvin J Ashton


One good thing about punctuality is that it’s a sure way to help you enjoy a few minutes of privacy.

Orlando Aloysius Battista


A Man consumes the Time you make him Wait In thinking of your Faults-so don’t be late!

Arthur Guiterman


I was taught a very strong work ethic that included punctuality, which I’ve always felt is a sign of respect for others.

Nicole Kidman


The three great American vices seem to be efficiency, punctuality, and the desire for achievement and success. They are the things that make the Americans so unhappy and so nervous.

Lin Yutang


For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage, and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day, as will hereafter appear.

Christopher Columbus


Punctuality is closely related to faithfulness and dependability. Being tardy can be linked to uninterest, apathy, slothfulness and procrastination…

Sterling W Sill


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

Nathanael Emmons


When its errands are noble and adequate, a steamboat bridging the Atlantic between Old and New England, and arriving at its ports with the punctuality of a planet, is a step of man into harmony with nature.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


The superior thing … was to be late. Lateness showed that serene contempt for the illusion we call time which is so necessary to ensure the respect of others and oneself. Only the servile are punctual …

Rose Macaulay


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


People know that I have adopted four principles in living my life: simple living, punctuality, hard work and prudence.

Abdul Sattar Edhi


The habitually punctual make all their mistakes right on time.

Laurence J. Peter


Sooner or later, I’ll be punctual.

Ashleigh Brilliant


A punctual husband is a lonely man.

Leroy Lockhorn


There is something…more important in life than punctuality, and that is decorum.

Samuel Beckett


Punctuality comes high on my list of unforgivable sins.


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Dorothy Cannell


A man who has to be punctually at a certain place at five o’clock has the whole afternoon ruined for him already.

Lin Yutang


We may assume that we keep people waiting symbolically because we do not wish to see them and that our anxiety is due not to being late, but to having to see them at all.

Cyril Connolly


Argh… I could be better with my time. I like to be punctual, but I could be better.

Kelly Rowland


I have to work hard to be punctual, to not lose my temper, take direction and be told what to do – and most of all listen rather than talk.

Alfie Allen


Get punctual, bring energy and creativity to your work, and stay with a project until it’s completed (and then double-check the results). These habits will make you indispensable.

Bill O’Reilly


Investment ideas, like women are often more exciting than punctual.

Warren Buffet


Thus, the technique of metropolitan life is unimaginable without the most punctual integration of all activities and mutual relations into a stable and impersonal time schedule.

Georg Simmel


Revenge is a debt, in the paying of which the greatest knave is honest and sincere, and, so far as he is able, punctual.

Charles Caleb Colton


You can never make someone punctual who is not, or quick who is slow, or lively who wants to plod on carefully. I have learnt that every fault is an exaggerated quality, nothing else.

Elisabeth of Wied


Can’t get myself when I’m not punctual. If I’m late for an appointment, even a bit, I don’t feel good for a whole day.



If only I could master that demon of procrastination that goes about like a roaring lion and devours all my good intentions, I should become the most punctual man in the world.

Henrik Ibsen


Revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude.

Charles Caleb Colton


Punctuality is a polite way to blame others for their imprecision.

Pierre Veber


Punctuality is the courtesy of nerds.

Evelyn Waugh


Be honest with yourself and with people. Be punctual, never give up, achieve your goals, even when everything goes bad.

Steve Jobs


Be punctual, and then no one will lose time in vain, except yourself.

Janina Ipohorska


The best way to ensure that others respect your precious time is to always, without fail, be punctual.

Fabienne Fredrickson


I am disgusted by people who are always late!

Emily Ralston


Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

William Shakespeare


If age teaches you anything, then one of its lessons is certainly not to hurry if you’re already late….”

Sergei Lukyanenko


Everything comes at the right time, but if the right time is too late to be patient, go earlier before it becomes too late.

Michael Bassey Johnson


Just being alive should make you late for everything. In case you’ve never noticed, the dead are always on time.

Arlene Ang


That’s the funny thing about old people: they never seem in a hurry. I think old people have figured out that being five minutes late really doesn’t matter much.”

Shannon Wiersbitzky


Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.

Richard Whately


People who are chronically tardy never understand the many ways in which they screw up the schedules of people who are punctual and ‘normal’…

Lauren Kate


You’re funny, and you’re smart, and you may show up late, but you always show up eventually.

John Green


It’s not that I’m ahead of my time, it’s more that the world is running late

Josh Stern


I am always running 5 minutes later than the latest you’ll think I would be

Jon R. Michaelsen


If you want to know the value of a minute ask the person who came to the train station or airport a minute late.

Sunday Adelaja


Everything comes too late for those who only wait.

Elbert Hubbard


The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.

Og Mandino


Life is like arriving late for a movie, having to figure out what was going on without bothering everybody with a lot of questions, and then being unexpectedly called away before you find out how it ends.

Joseph Campbell


I’m late to everything. I’ve always wanted to have it written in my will that when I die, the coffin shows up a half hour late and says on the side, like in gold, ‘Sorry I’m Late’.

Axl Rose


Football is simple, you’re either on time, or you’re too late. If you’re too late then you have to leave earlier.

Johan Cruijff


Better to start early than finish late.

J.R. Rim


I set the time on my iPhone to be 30 minutes late, so I’m only an hour and a half late to appointments now.

Bill Hader


There’s an interesting study that says wealthy people get up three hours before their first outside appointment.

Brian Tracy


We are always rushing to an appointment or trying to meet a deadline.

Menachem Mendel Schneerson


I am invariably late for appointments – sometimes as much as two hours. I’ve tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.

Marilyn Monroe


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