He looks the whole world in the face for he owes not any man.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The only man who sticks closer to you in adversity than a friend is a creditor.
Who goeth a borrowing
Goeth a sorrowing.
Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most.
Wouldst thou shut up the avenues of ill,
Pay every debt as if God wrote the bill.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
In God we trust; all others must pay cash.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Promises make debt, and debt makes promises.
Another way to solve the traffic problems of this country is to pass a law that only paid-for cars be allowed to use the highways.
Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.
~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911
Debt is the worst poverty.
~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732
Buy what thou hast no Need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy Necessaries.
There are plenty of ways to get ahead. The first is so basic I'm almost embarrassed to say it: spend less than you earn.
No man's credit is as good as his money.
~E.W. Howe, Sinner Sermons
Who recalls when folks got along without something if it cost too much?
Today, there are three kinds of people: the have's, the have-not's, and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-have's.
Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money.
When a man is in love or in debt, someone else has the advantage.
Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift.... The hangover comes the day after.
Bankruptcy stared me in the face, but one thought kept me calm; soon I'd be too poor to need an anti-theft alarm.
Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.