Meaningful Quotes about Debt
Who goes a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing.—Tusser.
Creditors have better memories than debtors; and creditors are a superstitious sect, great observers of set days and times.—Franklin.
He that, when he should not, spends too much, shall, when he would not, have too little to spend.—Feltham.
Man hazards the condition and loses the virtues of freeman, in proportion as he accustoms his thoughts to view without anguish or shame his lapse into the bondage of debtor.—Lytton.
Paying of debts is, next to the grace of God, the best means in the world to deliver you from a thousand temptations to sin and vanity.—Delany.
Run not into debt, either for wares sold, or money borrowed; be content to want things that are not of absolute necessity, rather than to run up the score.—Sir M. Hale.
Debt is the worst poverty.—M.G. Lichtwer.
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.—Franklin.
No man is rich whose expenditures exceed his means; and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings.—Haliburton.
Excess always carries its own retribution.—Ouida.
Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately, and it gives you a lift. The hangover comes the day after.
Dr. Joyce Brothers
And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.
Rather go to bed supperless than rise in debt.
Wilt thou seal up the avenues of ill? Pay every debt as if God wrote the bill.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the greatest disservices you can do a man is to lend him money that he can't pay back.
Jesse H. Jones
'Tis against some men's principle to pay interest, and seems against others' interest to pay the principle.