Punctuality Quotes

punctuality quotes sayings

You or someone you know needs these punctuality quotes.  Me…I plan to leave 15 minutes earlier than I need to, because a person never leaves on time.  Read on!

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

Method is the very hinge of business, and there is no method without punctuality. -Richard Cecil

Punctuality is the politeness of kings. -Louise XVIII

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored. -Evelyn Waugh

Want of punctuality is a want of virtue. -J.M. Mason

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

I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time, and it has made a man of me. -Lord Nelson

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. -Lord Chesterfield

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

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The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it. -Franklin P. Jones

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

Appointments once made, become debts. 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. -Cecil

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

I give it as my deliberate and solemn conviction that the individual who is habitually tardy in meeting an appointment, will never be respected or successful in life. -W. Fisk

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

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

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

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    • David Parrish
    • September 20, 2011

    would you have any quotes that encourage us to honor those whom honor is due?

      • shawn
      • September 20, 2011

      How about some “honor quotes”? I’ll post a bunch Wednesday night; sound good?

        • David Parrish
        • September 22, 2011

        Thanks Shaun. I will look for them.

          • shawn
          • September 26, 2011

          Whoops! I forgot to do them! But I rallied my faculties and made one up tonight. You can find it here:


    • Chenai
    • September 20, 2011

    better late than never … haha had to give an opposing view

    • Juzzman koros
    • September 21, 2011

    I came across this pg on fb and i think ua quotes r just awesome!

    • Candy Keye
    • September 21, 2011

    Very good website

    • Lee
    • September 29, 2011

    I like this poem thought I would share….

    Lewis Carroll (1832-1898 / Cheshire / England)


    Man Naturally loves delay,
    And to procrastinate;
    Business put off from day to day
    Is always done to late.

    Let ever hour be in its place
    Firm fixed, nor loosely shift,
    And well enjoy the vacant space,
    As though a birthday gift.

    And when the hour arrives, be there,
    Where’er that “there” may be;
    Uncleanly hands or ruffled hair
    Let no one ever see.

    If dinner at “half-past” be placed,
    At “half-past” then be dressed.
    If at a “quarter-past” make haste
    To be down with the rest

    Better to be before you time,
    Than e’re to be behind;
    To open the door while strikes the chime,
    That shows a punctual mind.


    Let punctuality and care
    Seize every flitting hour,
    So shalt thou cull a floweret fair,
    E’en from a fading flower

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