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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.
~ Victor Hugo | ( French poet, dramatist and novelist. ) | 1802-1885 | Debt
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.
~ Josh Billings | ( American humorist and lecturer. ) | 1815-1885 | Debt
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
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.
~ John Updike | ( American writer. ) | 1932 - | Debt
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.
~ Charles Dickens | ( British novelist. ) | 1812-1870 | Debt
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
Debt is the worst poverty.
~ Thomas Fuller | ( British clergyman and author. ) | 1608-1661 | Debt
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Forgetfulness. A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.
~ Ambrose Bierce | ( American newspaperman and short-story writer. ) | 1842-1914 | Debt
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
He that dies pays all his debts.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Debt
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse: borrowing only lingers and lingers it out, but the disease is incurable.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Debt
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
Interest works night and day in fair weather and in foul. It gnaws at a man's substance with invisible teeth.
~ Henry Ward Beecher | ( American politician. ) | 1813-1887 | Debt
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Debt
quotes Division : American poets   
     
It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts -- you have no idea of the pain it gives one.
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Debt
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Man was lost if he went to a usurer, for the interest ran faster than a tiger upon him.
~ Pearl S. Buck | (American novelist, ) | 1892-1973 | Debt
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
Money is a poor man's credit card.
~ Marshall Mcluhan | ( Canadian communications theorist and educator. ) | 1911-1980 | Debt
quotes Division : Educators   
     
Never run into debt, not if you can find anything else to run into.
~ Josh Billings | ( American humorist and lecturer. ) | 1815-1885 | Debt
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Debt
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
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.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Debt
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
The government who robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Debt
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
The nation is prosperous on the whole, but how much prosperity is there in a hole?
~ Will Rogers | ( American humorist and actor. ) | 1879-1935 | Debt
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
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.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Debt
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.
~ Thomas Jefferson | ( Third president of the United States. ) | 1743-1826 | Debt
quotes Division : American writers   
     
There are but two ways of paying debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out.
~ Thomas Carlyle | ( British historian and essayist. ) | 1795-1881 | Debt
quotes Division : Historians   
     
Words pay no debts.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Debt
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
You can take a chance with any man who pays his bills on time.
~ Terence | (Playwright of the Roman Republic. ) | 195/185 BC-159 BC | Debt
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     

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