Punctuality

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Punctuality is the characteristic of being able to complete a required task or fulfill an obligation before or at a previously designated time.

Quotes[edit]

  • I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments."
    • Nathaniel Emmons, quoted in: Tryon Edwards (1853) The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors. p. 230
  • 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.
    • Willbur Fisk, cited in: The Massachusetts Teacher, Vol. 3-4, 1850. p. 181
  • It is no use running; to set out betimes is the main point.
    • Jean de La Fontaine, quoted in: Forty Thousand Sublime and Beautiful Thoughts Gathered from the Roses, Clover Blossoms, Geraniums, Violets, Morning-glories, and Pansies of Literature, Christian Herald, 1915. p. 928
  • 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, quoted in: Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Vol. 12, nr. 2, Feb. 1958. p. 48
  • I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time, and it has made a man of me.
    • Lord Nelson, quoted in: The Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 30, 1848. p. 577

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