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The Best Quotes About Debt

Updated June 14, 2019 0 votes 109 voters 19.2k views

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A list of the best debt quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous debt quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic debt quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational debt quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about debt?" and "What are inspirational debt quotes?"

This list includes notable debt quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest debt quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite debt sayings get to the bottom of the list.
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    If one wants to get out and stay out of debt he should act his wage.

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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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    Out of debt, out of danger.

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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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    Money is a poor man's credit card.

    Marshall McLuhan
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    Debt is the worst poverty.

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

    Lee Iacocca
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    Running into debt isn't so bad. It's running into creditors that hurts.

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    A small debt makes a man your debtor, a large one your enemy.

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    You can take a chance with any man who pays his bills on time.

    Terence
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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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    The nation is prosperous on the whole, but how much prosperity is there in a hole?

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

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

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

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

    Josh Billings
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    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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    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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    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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    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