Quotes: debt

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  • Joseph Fort Newton
    Joseph Fort Newton
    American Baptist minister 1876-1950
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    A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    A man in debt is so far a slave.
  • Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton
    American statesman 1757-1804
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    A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
  • A promise made is a debt unpaid.
  • Herbert Clark Hoover
    Herbert Clark Hoover
    American - 31st American President 1874-1964
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    Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    Greek tragedian and poet 480-406 BC
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    But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Capitalism is an art form, an Apollonian fabrication to rival nature. It is hypocritical for feminists and intellectuals to enjoy the pleasures and conveniences of capitalism while sneering at it. Everyone born into capitalism has incurred a debt to it. Give Caesar his due.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    Debt is the prolific mother of folly and of crime.

    Source: Henrietta Temple (1837) 2, ch. 1

  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller
    English preacher and writer 1608-1661
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    Debt is the worst poverty.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
    Ambrose Bierce
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    Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience. You will find it a calamity.
  • Bobby Hull
    Bobby Hull
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    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.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    If a good person does you wrong, act as though you had not noticed it. They will make note of this and not remain in your debt long.
  • In the midst of life we are in debt.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present.
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