Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Debt - Quotes

A debt is still unpaid, even if forgotten. - Irish Proverb

A debt may get mouldy, but it never decays. - Chinua Achebe

A slight debt produces a debtor; a heavy one an enemy. - A. S. Doane

About the only thing you can acquire without money is debt. - Evan Esar

Another thing that leads people into debt is trying to keep up with people already there. - Evan Esar

Debt is beautiful only after it is repaid. - Russian Proverb

Debt is the prolific mother of folly and of crime. - Benjamin Disraeli

Debt is the slavery of the free. - Croft M. Pentz

Debt is to man what the serpent is to the bird; its eye fascinates, its breath poisons, its coil crushes sinew and bone, its jaw is the pitiless grave. - Edward Bulwer Lytton

Debt rolls a man over and over, binding him hand and foot, and letting him hang upon the fatal mesh until the long-legged interest devours him. - Henry Ward Beecher

Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt. - Henrik Ibsen

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them. - English Proverb

The ideas of debtor and creditor as to what constitutes a good time never coincide. - P. G. Wodehouse

There are but few things that crush the life out of one like a burden of debt. They break our spirit, crush our ambitions, destroy our homes, and drive us to despair as nothing else can do. - Nicas Ballard Cooksey

There is no happiness with responsibilities which cannot be met, and debts increasing without any prospect of their discharge. - Jacob Abbott

What you can't pay back you pay forward. - Jo Walton

Whatever we owe, it is our part to find where to pay it, and to do it without asking, too; for whether the creditor be good or bad, the debt is still the same. - Seneca

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