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Debt Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Debt

Please enjoy these Debt Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

Related topics: Wisdom

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Science does not know its debt to imagination.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

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

The biggest reason most people fail is that they try
to fix too much at once -
join a gym,
get out of debt, floss after meals and have thinner thighs in 30 days.
- Marilu Henner

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Like almost everyone who uses e-mail,
I receive a ton of spam every day.
Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick.
It would be funny if it weren't so exciting.
- Bill Gates

Ten million dollars after I'd become a star I was deeply in debt.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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

Without a trace of irony I can say I have been blessed with brilliant enemies.
I owe them a great debt, because they redoubled my
energies and drove me in new directions.
- E. O. Wilson

Americans spend much of their adult lives paying taxes in various forms.
We should end this practice of paying a tax that is triggered only by debt.
- Jennifer Dunn

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

Plus, 40% of our debt is owned by foreign interest.
I can't support a plan that passes along cost burden
to our children and makes us more reliant on foreign dollars.
- Steve Israel

Wars are made to make debt.
- Ezra Pound

Every professional athlete owes a debt of gratitude
to the fans and management,
and pays an installment every time he plays.
He should never miss a payment.
- Bobby Hull

The debt they ran up in the first year of the Obama
administration is bigger than the last four years of the Bush combined.
- Mitch McConnell

If you have debt I'm willing to bet that general clutter
is a problem for you too.
- Suze Orman

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

The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled,
the public debt should be reduced and the arrogance
of public officials should be controlled.
- Ross Perot

Repaying the debt of these ultimate sacrifices seems
nearly impossible but we must try.
- Michael N. Castle

I found this national debt, doubled,
wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office.
- Barack Obama

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

It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt
to a man to whom you already owe much.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The Government of Iraq also owes a debt to the American
and coalition forces who are fighting the insurgency
and helping put that country back together after decades of repression.
- Ike Skelton

Besides, we had a large debt, contracted at home and
abroad in our War of Independence;
therefore the great power of taxation was conferred upon this Government.
- Robert Toombs

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

We players understand we have the best lives in the world.
We owe a debt of gratitude to all our fans,
everyone who supports us.
- Bruce Bowen

A true lover always feels in debt to the one he loves.
- Ralph W. Sockman

A promise made is a debt unpaid.
- Robert Service

The World Bank is now the biggest culprit in the debt crisis.
- Susan George

It's God's will for you to live in prosperity instead of poverty.
It's God's will for you to pay your bills and not be in debt.
- Joel Osteen

Typically, students slide into debt through the extension
(by credit card companies) of unaffordable credit lines.
- Robert Manning

The debt and the deficit is just getting out of control,
and the administration is still pumping through billions
upon trillions of new spending.
That does not grow the economy.
- Paul Ryan

It takes as much imagination to create debt as to create income.
- Leonard Orr

All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for
his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence
that changed this nation -
and world -
for the better.
- Eliot Engel

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

We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.
- John Buchan

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

Obviously, there has to be a profound change in direction.
Otherwise, interest on the national debt will start
eating up virtually every penny that we have.
- Bobby Scott

Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance:
compassion puts us in mind of the debt,
and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed.
- Joseph Butler

There is nothing that puts a man more in your debt
than that he owes you nothing.
- Mark Caine

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

I have a debt, a loyalty to the museum;
the best place for me to do what I wanted to do.
- George Gaylord Simpson

Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to the 9/11 Commission
members for their valuable service and important recommendations
to improve homeland security.
- Jim Ramstad

It took the first 204 years of our Nation's history
to accumulate $1 trillion in debt.
And now we are doing that every 2 or 3 years.
- Jim Cooper

While President Bush's tax give-aways for the rich
are pushing us further into debt,
he compensates by increasing the out-of-pocket costs to our veterans.
- Tom Harkin

Any creator owes a debt to past creation.
- Lukas Foss

Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as
it is founded on borrowing and debt.
- Henrik Ibsen

One of the things that Africa needs,
everybody seems to agree,
is some measure of debt relief.
- Gwen Ifill

'Twas drink made me fall in love, And love made me run into debt,
And though I have struggled and struggled and strove,
I cannot get out of them yet.
- Alexander Brome

I think we are not serious about attacking the long-term debt problem,
and that's one of the things that he's going to have
to find a way to get on the agenda.
- Michael Bloomberg

Education: A debt due from present to future generations.
- George Peabody

You know, Hoosiers recognize pork when we see it.
And they recognize what bailing out every failing business in America means -
We're burying generations under a mountain range of debt.
- Mike Pence

Many students graduate from college and professional schools,
including those of social work, nursing,
medicine, teaching and law, with crushing debt burdens.
- Jon Porter

So about twenty years ago I gave up on painting -
and got into terrible debt after buying a load of camera gear!
- Nigel Dennis

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

Have you noticed the debt is exploding? And it's not all because of Medicare.
- Ron Paul

A national debt, if it is not excessive,
will be to us a national blessing.
- Alexander Hamilton

My greatest debt will always be to the movie-going
public of yesterday and today,
without whose love and devotion I would have had no story to tell.
- Gloria Swanson

Energetic action on debt would make a radical difference
to the prospects of many of the poorest countries in the world,
at no practical cost to creditor countries.
- Kenneth Clarke

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health,
out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
- Adam Smith

But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.
- Euripides

First our pleasures die - and then our hopes,
and then our fears - and when these are dead,
the debt is due dust claims dust - and we die too.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

We all think we're going to get out of debt.
- Louie Anderson

A church debt is the devil's salary.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Worrying is like paying on a debt that may never come due.
- Will Rogers

We owe our World War II veterans - and all our veterans -
a debt we can never fully repay.
- Doc Hastings

Solving a problem created by debt...
by creating more debt is a fool's errand.
- Olivier Sarkozy

Poets, like friends to whom you are in debt,
you hate.
- William Wycherley

Marriage, like death, is a debt we owe to nature.
- Julia Ward Howe


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