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Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up in debt.
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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. Samuel Johnson
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If one wants to get out and stay out of debt he should act his wage.
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Money is a poor man's credit card. Marshall McLuhan
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Running into debt isn't so bad. It's running into creditors that hurts.
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The government who robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. George Bernard Shaw
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The nation is prosperous on the whole, but how much prosperity is there in a hole? Will Rogers
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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
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We at Chrysler borrow money the old fashion way. We pay it back. Lee Iacocca
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Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately, and it gives you a lift. The hangover comes the day after. Joyce Brothers
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Words pay no debts. William Shakespeare
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Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so. Josh Billings
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Out of debt, out of danger.
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Forgetfulness. A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience. Ambrose Bierce
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The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression. Thomas Jefferson
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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
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He that dies pays all his debts. William Shakespeare
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You know it is not my interest to pay the principal, or my principal to pay the interest. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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You can take a chance with any man who pays his bills on time. Terence
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Interest works night and day in fair weather and in foul. It gnaws at a man's substance with invisible teeth. Henry Ward Beecher
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If someone takes your time, it is the only debt that can't be repaid.
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Birds have bills too, and they keep on singing
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Buying on the installment plan makes the months shorter and the years longer.
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Bankruptcy is a sacred state, a condition beyond conditions, as theologians might say, and attempts to investigate it are necessarily obscene, like spiritualism. One knows only that he has passed into it and lives beyond us, in a condition not ours. John Updike
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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
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Never run into debt, not if you can find anything else to run into. Josh Billings
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It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Debt is the worst poverty. Thomas Fuller
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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. Victor Hugo
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There are but two ways of paying debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out. Thomas Carlyle
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It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts -- you have no idea of the pain it gives one. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron
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new! Man was lost if he went to a usurer, for the interest ran faster than a tiger upon him. Pearl S. Buck
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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. Matthew Prior
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Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
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God often pays debts without money.
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A small debt makes a man your debtor, a large one your enemy.
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If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner. John Barrymore
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Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt. Benjamin Franklin
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