Debt Quotes

Debt is the worst poverty.

Thomas Fuller

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

Benjamin Franklin

The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.

James Howell

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.


A man in debt is so far a slave.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He that dies pays all his debts.

William Shakespeare

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

English proverb

Money is a poor man's credit card.

Marshall Mcluhan

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

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

You can take a chance with any man who pays his bills on time.


Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.

Benjamin Franklin

If I owe you a pound, I have a problem; but if I owe you a million, the problem is yours.

John Maynard Keynes

Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.

Wendell Phillips

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

Winston Churchill

Debt is a prolific mother of folly and of crime

Benjamin Disraeli

Death's the discharge of our debt of sorrow


Debts and lies are generally mixed together

Francois Rabelais

Debt is the slavery of the free

Publilius Syrus

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

Ralph W. Sockman

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Updated On : June 11, 2011
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