Debt Quotes

Debt is the worst poverty.

Thomas Fuller

There are plenty of ways to get ahead. The first is so basic I'm almost embarrassed to say it: spend less than you earn.

Paul Clitheroe

The second vice is lying; the first is running in debt.

Benjamin Franklin

The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.

James Howell

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

You build on cost and you borrow on value.

Paul Reichmann

There are but two ways of paying debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out.

Thomas Carlyle

Words pay no debts.

William Shakespeare

Out of debt, out of danger.


Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up in debt.


Debt is the slavery of the free

Publilius Syrus

A man in debt is so far a slave.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Death's the discharge of our debt of sorrow


Debts and lies are generally mixed together

Francois Rabelais

A true lover always feels in debt to the one he loves.

Ralph W. Sockman
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