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Punctuality Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Punctuality

Please enjoy these Punctuality Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues:
always insist on it in your subordinates.
- Don Marquis

Related topics: Business

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.
- William Hazlitt

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.
- Richard Cecil

I never 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.
- Charles Dickens

 

Punctuality is the soul of business.
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
- Evelyn Waugh

Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
- Louis XVIII

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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 William Russell

My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production,
but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie?
- Billy Wilder

Thus, the technique of metropolitan life is unimaginable
without the most punctual integration of all activities
and mutual relations into a stable and impersonal time schedule.
- Georg Simmel

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.
- Franklin P. Jones

For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage,
and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day,
as will hereafter appear.
- Christopher Columbus

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
- Robert Byrne

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

Going nowhere faster will not get you somewhere.
- Alan Cohen

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Our aspirations are our possibilities.
- Robert Browning

Your visions will become clear only
when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.
- Carl Jung

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants.
The question is: What are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

March to the beat of your own drum.
- Proverb

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

We may stumble, but always there is that eternal voice,
forever whispering within our ear,
that thing which causes the eternal quest,
that thing which forever sings and sings.
- Ernest Holmes

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Resilience is about believing in yourself,
and trusting your own wisdom rather than
being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Albert Einstein

Let there be no purpose in friendship
save the deepening of the spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

The most difficult phase of life
is not when no one understands you,
it is when you don't understand yourself.
- Anonymous

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No one saves us but ourselves.
No one can and no one may.
We ourselves must walk the path.
- The Buddha

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you dance, your purpose is not to get
to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way.
- Wayne Dyer

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Your work is to discover your world
and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
- The Buddha

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead


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