Debt Quotes

Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.
- Ogden Nash
Rather to go to bed supperless than rise in debt.
- Benjamin Franklin
A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy.
- Publilius Syrus
A mortgage casts a shadow on the sunniest field.
- Robert Green Ingersoll
Debt is like any other trap, easy enough to get into, but hard enough to get out of.
- Henry Wheeler Shaw
Slight was the thing I bought,
Small was the debt I thought,
Poor was the loan at best
God! but the interest!
- Paul Laurence Dunbar
Who goes a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing.
- Thomas Tusser
Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience; you will find it a calamity.
- Samuel Johnson
A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
- Benjamin Franklin
Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt.
- Henrik Ibsen
Live within your means, never be in debt, and by husbanding your money you can always lay it out well. But when you get in debt you become a slave. Therefore I say to you never involve yourself in debt, and become no man's surety. If your friend is in distress, aid him if you have the means to spare. If he fails to be able to return it, it is only so much lost.
- Andrew Jackson
Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.
- Ambrose Bierce
Debt, grinding debt, whose iron face the widow, the orphan, and the sons of genius fear and hate; debt, which consumes so much time, which so cripples and disheartens a great spirit with cares that seem so base, is a preceptor whose lessons cannot be foregone, and is needed most by those who suffer from it most.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Debt is the worst poverty.
- Thomas Fuller
Bad debt is sacrificing your future day needs for your present day desires.
- Suze Orman
If you consistently spend less than you make, then the need to borrow money should be both temporary and relatively rare.
- Jeff Yeager

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