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The Best Quotes About Punctuality

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A list of the best punctuality quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous punctuality quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic punctuality quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational punctuality quotes from that same writer.

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    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
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    The while we keep a man waiting, he reflects on our shortcomings.

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    Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.

    Evelyn Waugh
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    Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

    William Shakespeare
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    Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start.

    Edgar Watson Howe
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    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
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    The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

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

    Don Marquis
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    Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.

    Niccolò Machiavelli
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    punctuality means doing something in an appointed period of time

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    He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.

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

    Samuel Beckett
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    Punctuality is the soul of business.

    Thomas Chandler Haliburton
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    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.

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    Punctuality is the thief of time. Wilde I never travel without my diary. One should always have Something sensational to read in the train.

    Oscar Wilde
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    Better never than late.

    George Bernard Shaw