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The 1980s are to debt what the 1960s were to sex. The 1960s left a hangover. So will the 1980s.

Author: James Grant

Profession: American International Busines

The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.

Author: James Howell


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.

Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

We at Chrysler borrow money the old fashion way. We pay it back.

Author: Lee Iacocca (1924)

Profession: American Businessman, Former CEO of Chrysler

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

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

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.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

When I was born I owed twelve dollars.

Author: George S. Kaufman (1889-1961)

Profession: American Playwright, Director

One day Donald Trump will discover that he is owned by Lutheran Brotherhood and must re negotiate his debt load with a committee of silent Norwegians who don't understand why anyone would pay more than $120.00 for a suit.

Author: Garrison Keillor (1942)

Profession: American Humorous Writer, Radio Performer

Money is a poor man's credit card.

Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)

Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist

In the midst of life we are in debt.

Author: Ethel Watts Mumford (1878-1940)

Profession: American Novelist, Humor Writer

Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it.

Author: George D. Prentice

Profession: American Editor

To John I owed great obligation; but John, unhappily, thought fit to publish it to all the nation: Sure John and I are more than quit.

Author: Matthew Prior (1664-1721)

Profession: British Diplomat, Poet

Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up in debt.

Author: Proverb


Out of debt, out of danger.

Author: Proverb


Promises make debt, and debt makes promises.

Author: Dutch Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Dutch Origin