Debt quotes

  • The debt that each generation owes to the past, it must pay to the future.
    -- Abigail Scott Duniway

    #Helping Others #Past #Debt

  • My kids don't have a trust fund, they have a debt fund.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Kids #Debt #Fund

  • It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
    -- Aesop

    #Wisdom #Preparation #Debt

  • We owe an historic debt to American Indians. They have a unique set of concerns that haven't been addressed, and I'd like to stand with them. Also, I'd like to get their views on immigration.
    -- Al Franken

    #Unique #Views #Debt

  • The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Zero #United States #Debt

  • I personally do not owe the debt that was owed by the campaign.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Campaigns #Debt

  • Armaments, universal debt and planned obsolescence - those are the three pillars of Western prosperity.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Civilization #Three #Debt

  • I acknowledge immense debt to the griots [tribal poets] of Africa - where today it is rightly said that when a griot dies, it is as if a library has burned to the ground.
    -- Alex Haley

    #Library #Today #Debt

  • I have been in love, and in debt, and in drink, this many and many a year.
    -- Alexander Brome

    #Years #Debt #Drink

  • As to Taxes, they are evidently inseparable from Government. It is impossible without them to pay the debts of the nation, to protect it from foreign danger, or to secure individuals from lawless violence and rapine.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Government #Taxation #Debt

  • Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Ties #Debt #Financial

  • I say to you never involve yourself in debt, and become no man's surety.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Men #Debt

  • Eurobonds are absolutely wrong. In order to bring about common interest rates, you need similar competitiveness levels, similar budget situations. You don't get them by collectivizing debts.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Order #Needs #Debt

  • At this time - we're in a dramatic crisis - euro bonds are precisely the wrong answer. They lead us into a debt union, not a stability union. Each country has to take its own steps to reduce its debt.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Country #Debt #Answers

  • Of all life's pleasures, only love owes no debt to death.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Debt #Pleasure

  • Getting out and staying out of debt is key. debt is the biggest barrier, a parasite to wealth.
    -- Ann Wilson

    #Keys #Debt #Wealth

  • If a man owes me money, I never seem to forget. But if I do the owing, I somehow never remember.
    -- Aristophanes

    #Men #Debt #Owing

  • Poe wrote like a drunkard and a man who is not accustomed to pay his debts.
    -- Arthur Twining Hadley

    #Men #Debt #Pay

  • As a student of history, I also know civilization's debt to Islam.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Civilization #Islam #Debt

  • Refinancing doesn't reduce your debt, it just restructures it, so be clear about what you want to achieve with a refi.
    -- Barbara Corcoran

    #Debt #Want #Achieve

  • Medical debts are the number-one cause of bankruptcy in America.
    -- Barbara Ehrenreich

    #Numbers #America #Debt

  • The Federal Reserve will not monetize the debt.
    -- Ben Bernanke

    #Debt #Federal Reserve

  • Debt is a prolific mother of folly and of crime.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Mother #Debt #Crime

  • Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Money #Bed #Debt

  • Creditors are a superstitious sect, great observers of set days and times.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Debt #Creditors #Superstitious

  • Industry pays debts, while despair increases them.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Business #Despair #Debt

  • Tis against some mens principle to pay interest, and seems against others interest to pay the principle.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Principles #Debt #Pay

  • Lying rides upon debt's back.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Lying #Debt

  • I can tell you this, if it wasn't for my book royalties, I'd be in debt.
    -- Benny Hinn

    #Book #Debt #Royalty

  • We don`t need to drive up the national debt by giving tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires.
    -- Bernie Sanders

    #Giving #Needs #Debt

  • When a man is in love or in debt, someone else has the advantage.
    -- Bill Ballance

    #Funny Relationship #Men #Debt

  • With all this consumer debt, business debt, government debt, smaller movements in interest rates have a magnified effect. a small movement can tip the boat.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Government #Movement #Debt

  • Slow growth and inflation have a tendency to accompany large deficits and increasing debt as a percentage of GDP.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Gdp #Growth #Debt

  • I'm proud to acknowledge my debt to the 'Reverend Satchelmouth' ... He is the beginning and the end of music in America
    -- Bing Crosby

    #America #Debt #Proud

  • If it took multiple debt ceiling hikes, I'd rather achieve the savings.
    -- Bob Corker

    #Ceilings #Saving #Debt

  • If you're thinking of debt, that's what you're going to attract.
    -- Bob Proctor

    #Thinking #Debt

  • He is like some sherry-crazed old dowager who has lost the family silver at roulette, and who now decides to double up by betting the house as well.
    -- Boris Johnson

    #Business #House #Debt

  • I try to help developing junior chess. When I lived in USSR, I got a lot of free help from very good coaches - now I am trying to repay that debt.
    -- Boris Spassky

    #Trying #Juniors #Debt

  • There is not a man or woman, who violates the covenants made with their God, that will not be required to pay the debt. The blood of Christ will never wipe that out, your own blood must atone for it . . .
    -- Brigham Young

    #Men #Blood #Debt

  • The great Mediator asks for our repentance not because we must ‘repay’ him in exchange for his paying our debt to justice, but because repentance initiates a developmental process that, with the Savior’s help, leads us along the path to a saintly character
    -- Bruce C. Hafen

    #Character #Justice #Debt

  • Public debt [is] a burden on all the people.
    -- Calvin Coolidge

    #People #Presidential #Debt

  • I don't like being in debt, and I wouldn't borrow money for anything.
    -- Cameron Mackintosh


  • When debts are not paid because they cannot be paid, the best thing to do is not talk about them, and shuffle the cards again.
    -- Camilo Jose Cela

    #Cards #Debt

  • Most of the major increases in the debt ceiling have been accompanied by structural changes in the way we raise and spend money.
    -- Charles Bass

    #Ceilings #Debt #Way

  • When you see something special, something inspired, you realise the debt we owe great curators and their unforgettable shows - literally unforgettable because you remember every picture, every wall and every juxtaposition.
    -- Charles Saatchi

    #Wall #Special #Debt

  • The bottom line is very simple. You negotiate on this, they will up the ante for the debt ceiling.
    -- Charles Schumer

    #Simple #Ceilings #Debt

  • I've always been terrified about not having money. I've been a big saver and a big earner. When I've been out of work, I've always found another job. I never wanted to get into debt, because money was very tight when I was growing up. I never felt deprived, but I couldn't have the things I wanted.
    -- Cherie Lunghi

    #Jobs #Growing Up #Debt

  • The burden of Karma is heavy. All alike have heavy debts to pay. Yet none, so the Wisdom teaches, is ever faced with more than he can bear. Whether or not we can grin, we must bear it, and it is folly to attempt to run away.
    -- Christmas Humphreys

    #Karma #Running #Debt

  • I owe baseball all that I have and much of what I hope to have. Baseball made my entrance to the film industry immeasurably easier than I could have made it alone. To the greatest game in the world I shall be eternally in debt.
    -- Chuck Connors

    #Baseball #Games #Debt

  • Someone has to pick up the tab when people get out of repaying their own debts.
    -- Chuck Grassley

    #People #Debt

  • I would not trade America's position in the world - our ledger, our debts and assets - for any country in the world. There isn't a country in the world even close to America.
    -- Chuck Hagel

    #Country #America #Debt

  • I don't like having debts. I don't like buying anything that I can't buy in cash.
    -- CM Punk

    #Debt #Cash #Buying

  • I have no illusions about my art. I am what the public made me and, consequently, I am not likely to forget my debt to them.
    -- Conrad Veidt

    #Art #Debt #Forget

  • Enough is enough. Enough of the waste. Enough of the spending. Enough of the debt. Enough of the arrogance in Washington, D.C.
    -- Dan Benishek

    #Arrogance #Debt #Waste

  • I now find peace in the realization that countless potential masterpieces happen each moment the world over and go unphotographed. The world owes a great debt to all those who have, from a state of exceptional awareness, preserved stillness for us to hold.
    -- Dan Winters

    #Realization #Debt #World

  • You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.
    -- Daniel Hannan

    #Debt #Politics #Way

  • The federal debt in this country is principally of Republican design.
    -- Daniel Keys Moran

    #Country #Design #Debt

  • The decision to go into debt alters the course and condition of your life. You no longer own it. You are owned.
    -- Dave Ramsey

    #Decision #Debt

  • Debt is normal. Be weird.
    -- Dave Ramsey

    #Debt #Normal

  • You can't be in debt and win. It doesn't work.
    -- Dave Ramsey

    #Winning #Debt

  • Debt is dumb. Cash is king.
    -- Dave Ramsey

    #Kings #Dumb #Debt

  • If expecting something in return is your reason for giving, you are really not giving- you're swapping. If you receive something in return for your gift, what you receive is a bonus - not a repayment of a debt.
    -- David Cottrell

    #Giving #Debt #Bonus

  • As it turns out, we don't "all" have to pay our debts. Only some of us do.
    -- David Graeber

    #Debt #Pay #Turns

  • If history shows anything, it is that there's no better way to justify relations founded on violence, to make such relations seem moral, than by reframing them in the language of debt—above all, because it immediately makes it seem that it's the victim who's doing something wrong.
    -- David Graeber

    #Debt #Way #Violence

  • Debt is the most effective way to take a relation of violent subordination and make the victims feel that it's their fault.
    -- David Graeber

    #Debt #Way #Faults

  • What is debt anyway? A debt is just the perversion of a promise. It is a promise corrupted by both math and violence.
    -- David Graeber

    #Math #Promise #Debt

  • A debt ... is just an exchange that has not been brought to completion.
    -- David Graeber

    #Debt #Completion

  • If you look internationally over the last 50 years there have been improvements in the third world, but in the last 20 years the reverse has happened, with debt crises and increased poverty.
    -- David Korten

    #Years #Looks #Debt

  • People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. Can that be called a sacrifice which is simply paid back as a small part of a great debt owing to our God, which we can never repay? All these are nothing when compared with the glory which shall be revealed in and for us. I never made a sacrifice.
    -- David Livingstone

    #Sacrifice #People #Debt

  • We owe Christ to the world--to the least person and to the greatest person, to the richest person and to the poorest person, to the best person and to the worst person. We are in debt to the nations.
    -- David Platt

    #Debt #World #Christ

  • Social Science … led us to the fallacy that, since all men have their being in culture and as a result of culture, they owe a debt to that culture which even a lifetime of altruism could not repay.
    -- David Riesman

    #Men #Culture #Debt

  • Our ministry is debt free and we have not had to beg or plead for finances.
    -- David Wilkerson

    #Ministry #Debt #Finance

  • Man owes two solemn debts--one to society, and one to-nature. It is only when he pays the second that he covers the first.
    -- Douglas William Jerrold

    #Men #Two #Debt

  • Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.
    -- E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

    #Men #Debt #Opinion

  • It is absolutely impossible to settle the debts to pensioners, teachers, and others. The country hasn't got enough money to do so.
    -- Eduard Shevardnadze

    #Country #Teacher #Debt

  • First in point of time and interest comes the mortgage debt, i.e. the claim for the return of money lent on the security of some tangible object. Such claims are among the earliest fruits of a commercial civilization, and are nearly always affected the same way, viz. by the deposit or pledge of the security with the creditor, to be redeemed or returned on the payment of the debt.
    -- Edward Jenks

    #Civilization #Debt #Tangible

  • I can't think of another enterprise other than being a homeowner that can't have its debt restructured in bankruptcy. Corporations can but a homeowner can't? Now with securitization the homeowner can't go to the owner of the loan and work things out.
    -- Eli Broad

    #Thinking #Debt #Corporations

  • The Republican argument that raising the debt ceiling encourages additional future spending is logically irresponsible. The debt ceiling has to be raised to authorize spending already approved by Congress. Despite that fallacy, the GOP has been able to score political points with its argument.
    -- Eliot Spitzer

    #Political #Ceilings #Debt

  • Women owe Friedan an incalculable debt for The Feminine Mystique. Domesticity was not a satisfactory story of an intelligent woman's life.
    -- Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

    #Intelligent #Stories #Debt

  • I like my players to be married and in debt. That's the way you motivate them.
    -- Ernie Banks

    #Player #Debt #Way

  • The US Debt is the single biggest threat I see to innovation in American business.
    -- Erskine Bowles

    #Innovation #Debt #Threat

  • In salvation, God both declares us guilty and pays our debt. Only he can satisfy his own requirements. A savior less than God would be disqualified; God must do it himself.
    -- Erwin W. Lutzer

    #God #Would Be #Debt

  • The wages of Gin is Debt.
    -- Ethel Mumford

    #Drinking #Wages #Debt

  • The man who avoids debt doesn't have to worry about avoiding his creditors.
    -- Evan Esar

    #Men #Worry #Debt

  • There's nothing as short as short-term debt.
    -- Evan Esar

    #Debt #Term #Short Term

  • Some people worry because they are in debt; others, because they can't even get in.
    -- Evan Esar

    #People #Worry #Debt

  • Greece is a medium-sized country in Europe. Our debt accounts for only 2.5 percent of the total of all members of the euro zone.
    -- Evangelos Venizelos

    #Country #Europe #Debt

  • In a world awash in debt, power shifts to creditors.
    -- Fareed Zakaria

    #Debt #World #Creditors

  • We often pay our debts not because it is only fair that we should, but to make future loans easier.
    -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    #Debt #Pay #Loan

  • Gratitude is like credit; it is the backbone of our relations; frequently we pay our debts not because equity demands that we should, but to facilitate future loans.
    -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    #Gratitude #Credit #Debt

  • Not all who discharge their debts of gratitude should flatter themselves that they are grateful.
    -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    #Gratitude #Grateful #Debt

  • Gratitude is like the good faith of traders: it maintains commerce, and we often pay, not because it is just to discharge our debts, but that we may more readily find people to trust us.
    -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    #Gratitude #People #Debt

  • I don't want to leave my successor and my children to pay for France's debt.
    -- Francois Hollande

    #Children #Debt #Want

  • I don't want euro bonds that serve to mutualize the entire debt of the countries in the euro zone. That can only work in the longer-term. I want euro bonds to be used to finance targeted investments in future-oriented growth projects. It isn't the same thing. Let's call them 'project bonds' instead of euro bonds.
    -- Francois Hollande

    #Country #Growth #Debt

  • Debts and lies are generally mixed together.
    -- Francois Rabelais

    #Lying #Together #Debt

  • Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which can be foreseen and known: but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us.
    -- Freya Stark

    #Pain #Sorrow #Debt

  • In truth, money is not created until the instant it is borrowed. It is the act of borrowing which causes it to spring into existence. And, incidentally, it is the act of paying off the debt that causes it to vanish.
    -- G. Edward Griffin

    #Spring #Debt #Causes

  • A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
    -- G. Gordon Liddy

    #Humor #Men #Debt

  • The wages of sin are the hardest debts on earth to pay, and they are always collected at inconvenient times and unexpected places.
    -- Gene Stratton-Porter

    #Wages #Debt #Earth

  • What Africa needs to do is to grow, to grow out of debt.
    -- George Ayittey

    #Needs #Debt #Grows