The ability to complete a task on time
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- I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments."
- 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.
- Laurence J. Peter, Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time, 1977, p. 181