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Debt Quotes

If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.

Author: John Barrymore (1882-1942)

Profession: American Actor

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

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

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

Author: Ruth Benedict (1887-1948)

Profession: American Anthropologist

Forgetfulness. A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Never run into debt, not if you can find anything else to run into.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately, and it gives you a lift. The hangover comes the day after.

Author: Dr. Joyce Brothers (1927)

Profession: American Psychologist, Television and Radio Personality

Man was lost if he went to a usurer, for the interest ran faster than a tiger upon him.

Author: Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

Profession: American Novelist

It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts -- you have no idea of the pain it gives one.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

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

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

Energetic action on debt would make a radical difference to the prospects of many of the poorest countries in the world, at no practical cost to creditor countries.

Author: Kenneth Clarke

Profession: British Chancellor of the Exchequer

Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

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

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Debt is the worst poverty.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author