Great Throughts Treasury

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Related Quotes

Benjamin Franklin

Strict punctuality is a cheap virtue.

Character | Punctuality | Virtue | Virtue |

William Benton Clulow

Method and punctuality are so little natural to man that where they exist they are commonly the effect of education or discipline.

Discipline | Education | Little | Man | Method | Punctuality | Wisdom |

Oscar Wilde, pen name for Fingal O'Flahertie Wills

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

Punctuality | Time |

William Hazlitt

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements.

Punctuality | Friendship |

John Frederick Boyes

Strict punctuality is perhaps the cheapest virtue which can give force to an otherwise utterly insignificant character.

Force | Punctuality | Virtue | Virtue |

John Adams

Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the body of the people being necessary for the preservation of their rights and liberties; and as these depend on spreading the opportunities and advantages of education in various parts of the country, and among the different orders of the people, it shall be the duty of legislators and magistrates in all future periods of this commonwealth to cherish the interests of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them, especially the university at Cambridge, public schools, and grammar schools in the towns; to encourage private societies and public institutions, rewards and immunities, for the promotion of agriculture, arts, sciences, commerce, trades, manufactures, and a natural history of the country; to countenance and inculcate the principles of humanity and general benevolence, public and private charity, industry and frugality, honesty and punctuality in their dealings, sincerity, good humor, and all social affections, and generous sentiments among the people.

Body | Duty | Education | Future | Good | History | Honesty | Humanity | Industry | Literature | People | Principles | Public | Punctuality | Rights |

John M. Mason, fully John Mitchell Mason

Want of punctuality is a want of virtue.

Punctuality |

W. H. Auden, fully Wystan Hugh Auden

Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.

Fate | Punctuality | Time | Fate | Think |