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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 (1796-1859) U.S. educator.

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 (1694-1773) British statesman.

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 (1778-1830) British essayist.

Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) Italian political philosopher and statesman.

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

Punctuality is the thief of time. Wilde I never travel without my diary. One should always have Something sensational to read in the train.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) Irish writer, dramatist and poet,

Better never than late.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.