Debt Quotes

The moment you make a man feel the weight of obligation, he will become your enemy.

Don’t hurry so fast to get rich that you do harm. Don’t put up your goods to back someone else’s loans. Why should your bed be carted off for someone else’s bad debt? (Proverbs)

You can’t squeeze blood out of a turnip.

To rob Peter to pay Paul.

The debtor is always in the wrong.

It is hard to pay for bread that has been eaten.

It is better to pay, and have but little left, than to have much, and be always in debt.

Avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning occasions of expense, but by vigorous exertions in time of peace to discharge the debts which unavoidable wars have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burthen which we ourselves ought to bear.

He who oweth is all in the wrong.

The gentleman has not seen how to reply to this, otherwise than by supposing me to have advanced the doctrine that a national debt is a national blessing.