53 quotes about Debt
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If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.
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Interest works night and day in fair weather and in foul. It gnaws at a man's substance with invisible teeth.
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A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.
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Forgetfulness. A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.
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Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.
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Never run into debt, not if you can find anything else to run into.
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Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately, and it gives you a lift. The hangover comes the day after.
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Man was lost if he went to a usurer, for the interest ran faster than a tiger upon him.
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It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts -- you have no idea of the pain it gives one.
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There are but two ways of paying debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out.
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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.
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Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.
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It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.
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Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.
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Debt is the worst poverty.
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The 1980s are to debt what the 1960s were to sex. The 1960s left a hangover. So will the 1980s.
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The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.
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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.
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We at Chrysler borrow money the old fashion way. We pay it back.
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The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.
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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.
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When I was born I owed twelve dollars.
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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.
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Money is a poor man's credit card.
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In the midst of life we are in debt.
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Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it.
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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.
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Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up in debt.
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Out of debt, out of danger.
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Promises make debt, and debt makes promises.
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Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
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God often pays debts without money.
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A small debt makes a man your debtor, a large one your enemy.
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Pay as you go is the philosopher's stone.
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You build on cost and you borrow on value.
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The nation is prosperous on the whole, but how much prosperity is there in a hole?
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A man isn't a man until he has to meet a payroll.
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I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse: borrowing only lingers and lingers it out, but the disease is incurable.
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Words pay no debts.
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He that dies pays all his debts.
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The government who robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
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You know it is not my interest to pay the principal, or my principal to pay the interest.
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You can take a chance with any man who pays his bills on time.
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If one wants to get out and stay out of debt he should act his wage.
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Running into debt isn't so bad. It's running into creditors that hurts.
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If someone takes your time, it is the only debt that can't be repaid.
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Birds have bills too, and they keep on singing
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Buying on the installment plan makes the months shorter and the years longer.
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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.
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If you don't have some bad loans you are not in business.
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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.
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Modern man drives a mortgaged car over a bond-financed highway on credit-card gas.
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Nowadays people can be divided into three classes -- the haves the have-nots and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-haves
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