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Quotations on Debt

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'Tis against some men's principle to pay interest, and seems against others' interest to pay the principle.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Rather go to bed supperless than rise in debt.

~ Benjamin Franklin

A mortgage casts a shadow on the sunniest field.

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.

~ Thomas Jefferson

Never spend your money before you have it.

~ Thomas Jefferson

Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.

~ Wendell Phillips

Wilt thou seal up the avenues of ill? Pay every debt as if God wrote the bill.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man in debt is so far a slave.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our national debt, after all, is an internal debt, owed not only by the nation but to the nation. If our children have to pay the interest they will pay that interest to themselves.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Debt is a prolific mother of folly and of crime.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

He who promises runs in debt.

~ Talmud

Debt is the worst poverty.

~ Thomas Fuller

We often pay our debts not because it is only fair that we should, but to make future loans easier.

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.

~ Ogden Nash

A church debt is the devil's salary.

~ Henry Ward Beecher

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.

~ George Herbert

Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience; you will find it a calamity.

~ Samuel Johnson

Debt is the slavery of the free.

~ Publilius Syrus

A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy.

~ Publilius Syrus

A habit of debt is very injurious to the memory.

~ Austin O'Malley

Youth is in danger until it learns to look upon debts as furies.

~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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