Subjects — P
We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?
Strict punctuality is perhaps the cheapest virtue which can give force to an otherwise utterly insignificant character.
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.
I could never think well of a man’s intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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.
Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start.
The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.
Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
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.