Debt Quotes

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

Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan doth oft lose both itself and friend.

William Shakespeare

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

A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.

Ruth Benedict

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

The nation is prosperous on the whole, but how much prosperity is there in a hole?

Will Rogers

The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.

Thomas Jefferson

Birds have bills too, and they keep on singing


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

If someone takes your time, it is the only debt that can't be repaid.


If one wants to get out and stay out of debt he should act his wage.


The government who robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

George Bernard Shaw

Interest works night and day in fair weather and in foul. It gnaws at a man's substance with invisible teeth.

Henry Ward Beecher

Debts are nowadays like children begot with pleasure, but brought forth in pain.


A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy

Publilius Syrus

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

Buying on the installment plan makes the months shorter and the years longer.


It is possible to pay another man's debts on his behalf, but it is not possible to make a guilty man innocent by suffering in his place

Carl Lofmark

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Updated On : June 11, 2011
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