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Monday, September 10, 2012

Quotes about Debt that will Make You Think or even Laugh


 Quotes about Debt that will Make You Think or even Laugh
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I love reading quotes. In fact, with too many quotes I’ve been gathered. TagalogQuotes website was born.
A passionate quote can provoke thought, encourage laughter, or inspire thousands into action. So I’ll going to share with you a quote about debt that will make you think and laugh. If you find this resource valuable, please consider sharing it with your friends!  I’d like as many people as possible to be able to use this in the future.
So True...
“Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.”
-Ogden Nash
“Good times are when people make debts to pay in bad times.”
-Robert Quinlin
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?”
-Adam Smith
“It is the debtor that is ruined by hard times.”
-Rutherford B. Hayes
“We all think we’re going to get out of debt.”
-Louie Anderson
“The man who never has money enough to pay his debts has too much of something else.”
-James Lendall Basford
“I’m in debt. I am a true American.”
-Balki Bartokomous

Proverbs, Sayings, and Unknown
“He who promises runs in debt.”
-The Talmud
“It is poor judgment to countersign another’s note, to become responsible for his debts.”
-Bible
“Debts are like children: the smaller they are the more noise they make.”
-Spanish Proverb
“Interest on debts grow without rain.”
-Yiddish Proverb
“There are four things every person has more of than they know; sins, debt, years, and foes.”
-Persian Proverb
“The only man who sticks closer to you in adversity than a friend is a creditor.”
-Unknown
“Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most.”
-American Proverb
“In God we trust; all others must pay cash.”
-American Proverb
“Promises make debt, and debt makes promises.”
-Dutch Proverb
“Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.”
-Unknown
“A hundred wagon loads of thoughts will not pay a single ounce of debt.”
-Italian Proverb
“Running into debt isn’t so bad. It’s running into creditors that hurt.”
-Unknown
“A church debt is the devil’s salary.”
-Henry Ward Beecher
“The borrower is servant to the lender.”
-The Bible

Benjamin Franklin (and other dudes like him)

“Rather go to bed supperless, than rise in debt.”
-Benjamin Franklin
“When you get in debt you become a slave.”
-Andrew Jackson
“Tis against some men’s principle to pay interest, and seems against others interest to pay the principle.”
-Benjamin Franklin
“The second vice is lying; the first is running in debt.”
-Benjamin Franklin
“Never spend your money before you have it.”
-Thomas Jefferson
“Lying rides upon debt’s back.”
-Benjamin Franklin
“I say to you never involve yourself in debt, and become no man’s surety.”
-Andrew Jackson
“Creditors have better memories than debtors.”
-Benjamin Franklin
“Buy what thou hast no Need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy Necessaries.”
-Benjamin Franklin
“Live within your means; never be in debt, and by husbanding your money you can always lay it out well.”
-Andrew Jackson
“Those have a short Lent, who owe money to be paid at Easter.”
-Benjamin Franklin

Funny… well, some of them at least…
“If I owe you a pound, I have a problem; but if I owe you a million, the problem is yours.”
-John Maynard Keynes
“If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.”
-Earl Wilson
“This would be a much better world if more married couples were as deeply in love as they are in debt.”
-Earl Wilson
“When a man is in love or in debt, someone else has the advantage.”
-Bill Balance
“Debt, n.  An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.”
-Ambrose Bierce
“No man’s credit is as good as his money.”
-E.W. Howe
“Today, there are three kinds of people: the haves, the have-not’s, and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-have’s.”
-Earl Wilson
“Forgetfulness. A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.”
-Ambrose Bierce
“Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it.”
-George Prentice
“A man who pays his bills on time is soon forgotten.”
-Oscar Wilde
“I like my players to be married and in debt. That’s the way you motivate them.”
-Ernie Banks
“Ten million dollars after I’d become a star I was deeply in debt.”
-Sammy Davis, Jr.

Heavy Debt
Writer’s writers
“A man in debt is so far a slave.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“He that dies pays all debts.”
-William Shakespeare
“Debts are nowadays like children begot with pleasure, but brought forth in pain.”
-Moliere
“Wouldst thou shut up the avenues of ill, Pay every debt as if God wrote the bill.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan doth oft lose both itself and friend.”
-William Shakespeare
“Debts and lies are generally mixed together.”
-Francois Rabelais
“There are but two ways of paying debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out.”
-Thomas Carlyle
“Poets, like friends to whom you are in debt, you hate.”
-William Wycherley
“He looks the whole world in the face for he owes not any man.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Who goeth a borrowing. Goeth a sorrowing.”
-Thomas Tusser
“Debt is the worst poverty.”
-Thomas Fuller
“Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.”
-George Herbert
“Youth is in danger until it learns to look upon debts as furies.”
-Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
“Small debts are like small shot; they are rattling on every side, and can scarcely be escaped without a wound.”
-Samuel Johnson
“Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience; you will find it a calamity.”
-Samuel Johnson

Government, Politics, and other boring topics
“Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.”
-Herbert Hoover
“I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office.”
-Barack Obama
“A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man; a debt he proposes to pay off with your money.”
-Gordon Liddy
“I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse.”
-James Madison
“A billion here, a billion there, sooner or later it adds up to real money.”
-Everett Dirksen
“You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.”
-Daniel Hannan
“Debt is a prolific mother of folly and of crime.”
-Benjamin Disraeli
“Simply put, unsustainable debt is helping to keep too many poor countries and poor people in poverty.”
-Bill Clinton

Modern ‘Gurus’
“Debt is dumb. Cash is king.”
-Dave Ramsey
“Debt can turn a free, happy person into a bitter human being.”
-Michael Mihalik
“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”
-Warren Buffett
“If you’re thinking of debt, that’s what you’re going to attract.”
-Bob Proctor
“Debt is normal. Be weird.”
-Dave Ramsey
“If you have debt I’m willing to bet that general clutter is a problem for you too.”
-Suze Orman

Kickin’ it Old School
“Debt is the slavery of the free.”
-Publilius Syrus
“A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy.”
-Publilius Syrus
“Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?”
-Socrates
“It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt to a man to whom you already owe much.”
-Cicero
“It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.”
-Aesop

Hard to categorize quotes…
“It takes as much imagination to create debt as to create income.”
-Leonard Orr
“A habit of debt is very injurious to the memory.”
-Austin O’Malley
“In the long run we shall have to pay our debts at a time that may be very inconvenient for our survival.”
-Norbert Wiener
“The impulse dances inside the debt.”
-Jareb Teague
“A mortgage casts a shadow on the sunniest field.”
-Robert Green Ingersoll
“One of the greatest disservices you can do a man is to lend him money that he can’t pay back.”
-Jesse Jones
“Debt is like any other trap, easy enough to get into, but hard enough to get out of.”
-Henry Wheeler Shaw
“Many delight more in giving of presents than in paying their debts.”
-Sir Philip Sidney
“Wars in old times were made to get slaves. The modern implement of imposing slavery is debt.”
-Ezra Pound
“Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt.”
-Henrik Ibsen
“Debt is the secret foe of thrift, as vice and idleness are its open enemies.”
-James H. Aughey
“Worrying is like paying on a debt that may never come due.”
-Will Rogers
“One can pay back the loan of gold, but one lies forever in debt to those who are kind.”
-Malcolm Forbes

Which quote is your personal favorite?  Is there any great quote on debt that I forgot to include (I’ll add it)?  Let me know in the comments below!



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