Debt Quotes

Read the best selected debt quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about debt will motivate and inspire you and you will be much wiser about the subject.


When a man is in love or in debt, someone else has the advantage. ~Bill Balance
Words pay no debts. William Shakespeare
If you don't have some bad loans you are not in business. Paul Volcker
If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner. John Barrymore
You know it is not my interest to pay the principal, or my principal to pay the interest. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Promises make debt, and debt makes promises. ~Dutch Proverb
Today, there are three kinds of people: the have's, the have-not's, and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-have's. ~Earl Wilson
We at Chrysler borrow money the old fashion way. We pay it back. Lee Iacocca
He that dies pays all his debts. William Shakespeare
Interest works night and day in fair weather and in foul. It gnaws at a man's substance with invisible teeth. Henry Ward Beecher
There are but two ways of paying debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out. Thomas Carlyle
It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it. George D. Prentice
The only man who sticks closer to you in adversity than a friend is a creditor. ~Author Unknown
Running into debt isn't so bad. It's running into creditors that hurts. Anonymous
Nowadays people can be divided into three classes -- the haves the have-nots and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-haves. Earl Wilson
Bankruptcy is a sacred state, a condition beyond conditions, as theologians might say, and attempts to investigate it are necessarily obscene, like spiritualism. One knows only that he has passed into it and lives beyond us, in a condition not ours. John Updike
You can take a chance with any man who pays his bills on time. Terence
To John I owed great obligation; but John, unhappily, thought fit to publish it to all the nation: Sure John and I are more than quit. Matthew Prior
In the midst of life we are in debt. Ethel Watts Mumford
One day Donald Trump will discover that he is owned by Lutheran Brotherhood and must re negotiate his debt load with a committee of silent Norwegians who don't understand why anyone would pay more than $120.00 for a suit. Garrison Keillor
The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor. James Howell
Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money. ~Author Unknown
The government who robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. George Bernard Shaw
The 1980s are to debt what the 1960s were to sex. The 1960s left a hangover. So will the 1980s. James Grant
Energetic action on debt would make a radical difference to the prospects of many of the poorest countries in the world, at no practical cost to creditor countries. Kenneth Clarke
Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay. Charles Dickens
You build on cost and you borrow on value. Paul Reichmann
If someone takes your time, it is the only debt that can't be repaid. Anonymous
Creditors have better memories than debtors. ~Benjamin Franklin
Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so. Josh Billings
Never spend your money before you have it. ~Thomas Jefferson
Who recalls when folks got along without something if it cost too much? ~Kin Hubbard
When I was born I owed twelve dollars. George S. Kaufman
He looks the whole world in the face for he owes not any man. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There are plenty of ways to get ahead. The first is so basic I'm almost embarrassed to say it: spend less than you earn. ~Paul Clitheroe
Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt. Benjamin Franklin
A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it. Victor Hugo
No man's credit is as good as his money. ~E.W. Howe, Sinner Sermons
The nation is prosperous on the whole, but how much prosperity is there in a hole? Will Rogers
Debt is the worst poverty. Thomas Fuller
Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money. ~Author Unknown
Out of debt, out of danger. Proverb
Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up in debt. Proverb
Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver. ~Ambrose Bierce
Another way to solve the traffic problems of this country is to pass a law that only paid-for cars be allowed to use the highways. ~Will Rogers
Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them. English Proverb
The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression. Thomas Jefferson
Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most. ~American Proverb
Modern man drives a mortgaged car over a bond-financed highway on credit-card gas. Earl Wilson
Bankruptcy stared me in the face, but one thought kept me calm; soon I'd be too poor to need an anti-theft alarm. ~Gina Rothfels
Forgetfulness. A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience. Ambrose Bierce
If one wants to get out and stay out of debt he should act his wage. Anonymous
It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts -- you have no idea of the pain it gives one. Lord Byron
The payment of debts is necessary for social order. The non-payment is quite equally necessary for social order. For centuries humanity has oscillated, serenely unaware, between these two contradictory necessities. Simone Weil
Birds have bills too, and they keep on singing. Anonymous
Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift.... The hangover comes the day after. ~Joyce Brothers
A man isn't a man until he has to meet a payroll. Ivan Shaffer
Pay as you go is the philosopher's stone. G. Randolf
Money is a poor man's credit card. Marshall Mcluhan
Never run into debt, not if you can find anything else to run into. Josh Billings
Small debts are like small gun shot; they are rattling around us on all sides and one can scarcely escape being wounded. Large debts are like canons, they produce a loud noise, but are of little danger. Samuel Johnson
Man was lost if he went to a usurer, for the interest ran faster than a tiger upon him. Pearl S. Buck
A small debt makes a man your debtor, a large one your enemy. Irish Proverb
In God we trust; all others must pay cash. ~American Saying
A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude. Ruth Benedict
God often pays debts without money. Irish Proverb
Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessaries. ~Benjamin Franklin
Buying on the installment plan makes the months shorter and the years longer. Anonymous
I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse: borrowing only lingers and lingers it out, but the disease is incurable. William Shakespeare

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