Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.
Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"
O Gold! I still prefer thee unto paper, which makes bank credit like a bark of vapor.
Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Profession: British Poet
Nothing so cements and holds together all the parts of a society as faith or credit, which can never be kept up unless men are under some force or necessity of honestly paying what they owe to one another.
Author: Marcus T. Cicero
Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician
A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.
Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Profession: British Novelist
Remember that credit is money.
Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat
Blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly!
Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator
A pig bought on credit is forever grunting.
Author: Spanish Proverb
Profession: Sayings of Spanish Origin
Credit is like a looking-glass, which when once sullied by a breath, may be wiped clear again; but if once cracked can never be repaired.
Author: Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
Profession: British Novelist, Poet
Usually the greatest boasters are the smallest workers. The deep rivers pay a larger tribute to the sea than shallow brooks, and yet empty themselves with less noise.
Author: W. Secker
The private control of credit is the modern form of slavery.
Author: Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)
Profession: American Novelist, Social Reformer
The surest way to establish your credit is to work yourself into the position of not needing any.
Author: Maurice Switzer
Beautiful credit! The foundation of modern society. Who shall say that this is not the golden age of mutual trust, of unlimited reliance upon human promises? That is a peculiar condition of society which enables a whole nation to instantly recognize point and meaning in the familiar newspaper anecdote, which puts into the mouth of a distinguished speculator in lands and mines this remark: -- ''I wasn't worth a cent two years ago, and now I owe two millions of dollars.''
Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Profession: American Humorist, Writer
In God we trust; all others must pay cash.
Author: Source Unknown
Buying on trust is the way to pay double.
Author: Source Unknown
Men are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Author: Horace Walpole (1717-1797)
Profession: British Author