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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