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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.
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We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?
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Strict punctuality is perhaps the cheapest virtue which can give force to an otherwise utterly insignificant character.
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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.
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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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I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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Punctuality is the soul of business.
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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.
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Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start.
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The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.
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Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
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Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.
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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.
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Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
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I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
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I have been on a calendar, but never on time.
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I owe all my success in life to having been always a quarter of an hour before my time.
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I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time, and it has made a man of me.
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The while we keep a man waiting, he reflects on our shortcomings.
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Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
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Better never than late.
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Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.
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I am a believer in punctuality though is makes me very lonely.
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If you're there before it's over, you're on time.
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Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
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He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.
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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.
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