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
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments."nathaniel emmons
It is no use running; to set out betimes is the main point.jean de la fontaine
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
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.