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The Best Quotes About Debt  

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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.

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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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If one wants to get out and stay out of debt he should act his wage.
3
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
4
Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up in debt.
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Money is a poor man's credit card. Marshall McLuhan
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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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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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Out of debt, out of danger.
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Debt is the worst poverty. Thomas Fuller
11
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
13
The nation is prosperous on the whole, but how much prosperity is there in a hole? Will Rogers
14
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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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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Words pay no debts. William Shakespeare
18
If someone takes your time, it is the only debt that can't be repaid.
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Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so. Josh Billings
20
Birds have bills too, and they keep on singing
21
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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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
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Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
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He that dies pays all his debts. William Shakespeare