Monday, September 10, 2012


“Tardiness is the height of arrogance. In effect, you're saying, 'My time is more important than yours.' Being on time is being considerate of others. We disciplined our players for being late. This went back to our philosophy of not having many rules but enforcing the ones we had. Being on time was one of them." –Dean Smith

“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

“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.”  -Lord Chesterfield

“Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.” -Don Marquis
“A law, common to all tribes alike, requires all men of military age to come to the assembly armed; the one who arrives last is put to death with every kind of torture before the assembled host.” -War Commentaries of Caesar

“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

“Punctuality is the soul of business.”  -Thomas Chandler Haliburton

“I could never think well of a man’s intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.” - Nathaniel Emmons

“Punctuality 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.”  -Charles Simmons 

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”  -William Shakespeare

“Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.” -Niccolo Machiavelli

"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