Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
Punctuality is the thief of time. Wilde I never travel without my diary. One should always have Something sensational to read in the train.
Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.
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.
Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
I have been on a calendar, but never on time.
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.
I owe all my success in life to having been always a quarter of an hour before my time.
We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?
I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time, and it has made a man of me.
Strict punctuality is perhaps the cheapest virtue which can give force to an otherwise utterly insignificant character.