The more business a man has to do, the more he is able to accomplish; for he learns to economize his time.— Judge Hale
Punctuality is the soul of business.— Proverb
The time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum [of money] involved.— Cyril Northcote Parkinson
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.— Cyril Northcote Parkinson
I wakened on my hot, hard bed;— Frances Darwin Cornford
Upon the pillow lay my head;
Beneath the pillow I could hear
My little watch was ticking clear.
I thought the throbbing of it went
Like my continual discontent;
I thought it said in every tick:
I am so sick, so sick, so sick;
O death, come quick, come quick, come quick,
Come quick, come quick, come quick, come quick.
Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed to the haven.— Thomas Fuller
I wear not the purple of earth-born kings,— Eliza Cook
Nor the stately ermine of lordly things;
But monarch and courtier though great they be,
Must fall from their glory, and bend to me.
My sceptre is gemless; yet who can say
They will not come under its mighty sway?
Ye may learn who I am,—there’s the passing chime
And the dial to herald me—Old King Time!