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|Topic: Debt Quotes - Famous Debt Quotes,
Quotations, Sayings about Debt
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|A man in debt is so far a slave.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the
Debt is the slavery of the free.
Rather go to bed supperless than rise in debt.
Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan doth oft lose both
itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
Debts are nowadays like children begot with pleasure, but brought
forth in pain.
Debt is like any other trap, easy enough to get into, but hard
enough to get out of.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
Am I in debt? I'm a true American.
From American TV show Perfect Strangers.
Slight was the thing I bought,
Small was the debt I thought,
Poor was the loan at best-
God! but the interest!
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and
the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
If I owe you a pound, I have a problem; but if I owe you a million,
the problem is yours.
John Maynard Keynes
Debt, grinding debt, whose iron face the widow, the orphan,
and the sons of genius fear and hate; debt, which consumes so
much time, which so cripples and disheartens a great spirit
with cares that seem so base, is a preceptor whose lessons cannot
be foregone, and is needed most by those who suffer from it
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is possible to pay another man's debts on his behalf, but
it is not possible to make a guilty man innocent by suffering
in his place.
Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience;
you will find it a calamity.
The Great Cham of Literature.
Debt is the worst poverty.
I must say, I never expected to see the day where I would be
talking about anything other than reducing the debt, I'm running
into the tyranny of zero, which is where you can't reduce (the
debt) any more.
Avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning
occasions of expense, but by vigorous exertions in time of peace
to discharge the debts which unavoidable wars have occasioned,
not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burthen which we
ourselves ought to bear.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so
many to so few.
Debts and lies are generally mixed together.
He that dies pays all debts.
Death's the discharge of our debt of sorrow.
Debt is a prolific mother of folly and of crime.
Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are
fun when you set about retiring them.
Who goes a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing.
If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple
of car payments.
His brow is wet with honest sweat,
He earns whate'er he can,
And looks the whole world in the face,
For he owes not any man.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Village Blacksmith.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
It would be easier to pay off the national debt overnight than
to neutralize the long-range effects of our national stupidity.
It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt to a man
to whom you already owe much.
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national
Be assured that it gives much more pain to the mind to be in
debt, than to do without any article whatever which we may seem
In letter to his daughter.
Live within your means, never be in debt, and by husbanding
your money you can always lay it out well. But when you get
in debt you become a slave. Therefore I say to you never involve
yourself in debt, and become no man's surety. If your friend
is in distress, aid him if you have the means to spare. If he
fails to be able to return it, it is only so much lost.
Let every man, every corporation, and especially let every village,
town, and city, every county and State, get out of debt and
keep out of debt. It is the debtor that is ruined by hard times.
Rutherford B. Hayes
A mortgage casts a shadow on the sunniest field.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Many delight more in giving of presents than in paying their
Sir Philip Sidney
A true lover always feels in debt to the one he loves.
Ralph W. Sockman
A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy.
You load 16 tons, and what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt.
St. Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go.
I owe my soul to the company store.
From song Sixteen Tons.
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