Debt Quotes, Sayings about owing money

Those who, in debate, appeal to their qualifications, argue from memory, not from understanding.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan doth oft lose both itself and friend.”
– William Shakespeare

“Wouldst thou shut up the avenues of ill, Pay every debt as if God wrote the bill.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Debts are nowadays like children begot with pleasure, but brought forth in pain.”
– Moliere

Ten million dollars after I’d become a star I was deeply in debt.”
– Sammy Davis, Jr.

“I like my players to be married and in debt. That’s the way you motivate them.”
– Ernie Banks

“A man who pays his bills on time is soon forgotten.”
– Oscar Wilde

Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it.”
– George Prentice

“Today, there are three kinds of people: the have’s, the have-not’s, and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-have’s.”
– Earl Wilson

“Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.”
– Ambrose Bierce

“When a man is in love or in debt, someone else has the advantage.”
– Bill Balance

“This would be a much better world if more married couples were as deeply in love as they are in debt.”
– Earl Wilson

“If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.”
– Earl Wilson

“If I owe you a pound, I have a problem; but if I owe you a million, the problem is yours.”
– John Maynard Keynes

“Those have a short Lent, who owe money to be paid at Easter.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“Live within your means, never be in debt, and by husbanding your money you can always lay it out well.”
– Andrew Jackson

“Buy what thou hast no Need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy Necessaries.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“Creditors have better memories than debtors.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“I say to you never involve yourself in debt, and become no man’s surety.”
– Andrew Jackson

“Lying rides upon debt’s back.”
– Benjamin Franklin