Punctuality Quotes

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Evelyn Waugh
“Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.”
Evelyn Waugh

Marilyn Monroe
“I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.”
Marilyn Monroe

Karen Joy Fowler
“Arriving late was a way of saying that your own time was more valuable than the time of the person who waited for you.”
Karen Joy Fowler, The Jane Austen Book Club

Rick Riordan
“Sorry we’re late,” Jason said. “Is this the guy who needs killing?”
Rick Riordan House of Hades

Oscar Wilde
“I am always late on principle, my principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.”
Oscar Wilde

“If you're early, you're on time. If you're on time, you're late.”
Lik Hock Yap Ivan

Oscar Wilde
“Punctuality is the thief of time.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Rose Macaulay
“The superior thing, in this as in other departments of life, was to be late. Lateness showed that serene contempt for the illusion we call time which is so necessary to ensure the respect of others and oneself. Only the servile are punctual...”
Rose Macaulay , Mystery at Geneva

E.B. White
“We teach our child many things I don’t believe in, and almost nothing I do believe in. We teach punctuality, particularly if the enforcement of it disturbs the peace. My father taught me, by example, that the greatest defeat in life was to miss a train. Only after many years did I learn that an escaping train carries away with it nothing vital to my health. Railroad trains are such magnificent objects we commonly mistake them for Destiny.”
E.B. White, One Man's Meat

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“You cannot respect someone but disrespect their time.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Amit Kalantri
“Punctuality is not just limited to arriving at a place at right time, it is also about taking actions at right time.”
Amit Kalantri

Lauren Kate
“-Oamenii care intarzie de obicei nu inteleg niciodata nenumaratele moduri in care dau peste cap programul celor punctuali si normali, ii spuse Penn in timp ce tranversau o portiune mai alunecoasa a peluzei.”
Lauren Kate, Fallen

“If you have been told that you are late and unreliable more than once, then not only do you lack punctuality, but you also lack decency and seriousness, which is certainly very annoying.”
Auliq Ice

“Self discipline, punctuality and time management are very important - for life is short, and every resource you have must be well utilized so that you find enlightenment and liberation - your ultimate goal.”
Dada J.P. Vaswani

Sivananda Saraswati
“That man who is regular and punctual will get sure success in all walks of life.”
Sivananda Saraswati, Sure Ways For Success In Life And God Realisation

Vann Chow
“Japanese are one of the most punctual people he had ever worked with. They could, he imagined, put the Germans to shame in their high expectation for timeliness.”
Vann Chow, The White Man and the Pachinko Girl

Brian Spellman
“Most leave to be on time, thus always late.”
Brian Spellman, If the mind fits, shrink it

Brian Spellman
“Never leave to be on time to be on time.”
Brian Spellman, If the mind fits, shrink it

L.C. Perry
“Being early meant being on time. Being on time meant being late. But being late was unacceptable.”
L.C. Perry, Gold Shadow

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The person you are mad at for being late could be dead.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“When the evening comes, prepare yourself for the morrow ~Donald Pillai”
Donald Pillai

“As expected, Nevada’s summer heat was oppressive; temperatures under the desert sun bubbled around the 130-degree mark, which made it even harder for Monroe and almost everyone except [Clark] Gable to put in a full day’s work. Though he had a chauffeured limousine at his disposal, he drove himself back and forth to work in his silver Mercedes-Benz SC. He always arrived punctually at eight-forty-five A.M., bringing along gallon Thermoses of booze-spiked lemonade and iced tea to fortify himself. For the better part of the morning, he would sit around studying that day’s script pages or gabbing with the crew while waiting for the other principals to arrive.

Though the delays were driving him mad, he tried not to show it. But one day while his writer-friend John Lee Mahin was visiting from Los Angeles, Gable told him, “It’s not professional, John, it’s stealing. It’s stealing the bank’s money and United Artists’ money. I don’t see how they’re going to get a picture out of this, but I’m stuck with it now, and I’m trying to do the best I can. It’s been hard on me.”
Warren G. Harris, Clark Gable: A Biography

Amit Kalantri
“Latecomer deserves little, latecomer gets losses and leftovers.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Never turn your back against what you swore to protect with your life.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The person you are mad at for being late could be late.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, P for Pessimism: A Collection of Funny yet Profound Aphorisms

Michelle Obama
“ON MY WAY, I was learning, was the product of Barack's eternal optimism, an indication of his eagerness to be home that did nothing to signify when he would actually arrive. ALMOST HOME was not a geo-locator but rather a state of mind.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

Amit Kalantri
“A man who asks for your time but doesn't value it, will one day ask for your money and won't return it.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

David Mitchell
“Musicians may be walking asscracks or they may be God’s mouthpiece on Earth, but punctual they ain’t.”
David Mitchell, Utopia Avenue

Beverly Cleary
“Ramona was the sort of girl who was always early because something might happen that she didn't want to miss.”
Beverly Cleary, Ramona's World

Suraj Sani
“punctuality is an attribute karma lacks”
Suraj Sani

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