is the soul of business.
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.
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. —Rev. W. Fisk.
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.
I have always been a quarter of an hour
before my time, and it has
made a man of me. —Lord Nelson.
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.
It is no use running; to set out betimes
is the main point. —La Fontaine.
I could never think well of a man's
intellectual or moral character
if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments. —Emmons.
Punctuality is the
politeness of kings.
When steam first
began to pump and wheels go round
at so many revolutions per minute, what are called business habits were
intended to make the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine,
and his movement rival the train in punctuality. —George