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Quotations about Debt

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He looks the whole world in the face for he owes not any man.  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The only man who sticks closer to you in adversity than a friend is a creditor.  ~Author Unknown

Who goeth a borrowing
Goeth a sorrowing.
~Thomas Tusser

Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most.  ~American Proverb

Wouldst thou shut up the avenues of ill,
Pay every debt as if God wrote the bill.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

In God we trust; all others must pay cash.  ~American Saying

Creditors have better memories than debtors. ~Benjamin Franklin

Promises make debts, and debts make promises. ~Dutch Proverb  [Quoted in P.J. Harrebomée, Spreekwoordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal, c.1853, and in English: Henry G. Bohn, A Polyglot of Foreign Proverbs comprising French, Italian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, and Danish, with English Translations, 1857. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

A man must cut down his outgoings and save his incomings if he wants to clear himself; you can't spend your penny and pay debts with it too. Stint the kitchen if the purse is bare. Don't believe in any way of wiping out debts except by paying hard cash. Promises make debts, and debts make promises, but promises never pay debts... ~Charles H. Spurgeon (1834–1892), "Debt," John Ploughman's Talk; or, Plain Advice for Plain People

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

Never spend your money before you have it. ~Thomas Jefferson

Debt, n.  An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

Debt is the worst poverty.  ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732

Buy what thou hast no Need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy Necessaries.  ~Benjamin Franklin

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

No man's credit is as good as his money.  ~E.W. Howe, Sinner Sermons

Who recalls when folks got along without something if it cost too much?  ~Kin Hubbard

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

Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money.  ~Author Unknown

When a man is in love or in debt, someone else has the advantage.  ~Bill Balance

Credit buying is much like being drunk.  The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift.... The hangover comes the day after.  ~Joyce Brothers

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

Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.  ~Author Unknown

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