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

Debt, however courteously it be offered, is the cup of a siren, and the wine, spiced and delicious though it be, an eating poison. The man out of debt, though with a flaw in his jerkin, a crack in his shoe-leather, and a hole in his hat, is still the son of liberty, free as the singing lark above him; but the debtor, though clothed in the utmost bravery, what is he but a serf out upon a holiday – a slave to be reclaimed at any instant by his owner, the creditor? - Douglas Jerrold 

Don't tell me debt is not a big deal. Debt will cut off your legs and laugh at you as you grovel in the dirt begging for mercy. If you don't need it, don't get it. If you can't afford it, don't get it. If you're already in debt, get out quickly. If you think you'll never get out, you're right, you won't. - Osayi Osar-Emokpae

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

Once in debt, interest is your companion every minute of the day and night; you cannot shun it or slip away from it; you cannot dismiss it; it yields neither to entreaties, demands, or orders; and whenever you get in its way or cross its course or fail to meet its demands, it crushes you. - J. Reuben Clark

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

There is nothing more to be dreaded than debt; when a person, whose principles are good, unhappily falls into this situation, adieu to all peace and comfort; the reflection embitters every meal, and drives from the eyelids refreshing sleep. - Jeremy Taylor

Think, think what you do when you run in debt; you give to another power over your liberty. if you cannot pay at the time, you will be ashamed to see your creditor; you will be in fear when you speak to him; you will make poor, pitiful, sneaking excuses, and by degrees come to lose your veracity, and sink into base, downright lying; for the second vice is lying, the first is running in debt. - Benjamin Franklin

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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