I give it as my deliberate and solemn conviction that the individual who is habitually tardy in meeting an appointment, will never be respected or successful in life.
Willbur Fisk, cited in: The Massachusetts Teacher, Vol. 3-4, 1850. p. 181
It is no use running; to set out betimes is the main point.
Jean de La Fontaine, quoted in: Forty Thousand Sublime and Beautiful Thoughts Gathered from the Roses, Clover Blossoms, Geraniums, Violets, Morning-glories, and Pansies of Literature, Christian Herald, 1915. p. 928
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, quoted in: Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Vol. 12, nr. 2, Feb. 1958. p. 48
I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time, and it has made a man of me.
Lord Nelson, quoted in: The Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 30, 1848. p. 577
The habitually punctual make all their mistakes right on time.