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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    It is always so pleasant to be generous, though very vexatious to pay debts.
  • James Lendall Basford
    James Lendall Basford
    American aphorist
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    The man who never has money enough to pay his debts has too much of something else.
    Source: Sparks from the philosopher's stone (1882)
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    Colonial system, public debts, heavy taxes, protection, commercial wars, etc., these offshoots of the period of manufacture swell to gigantic proportions during the period of infancy of large-scale industry. The birth of the latter is celebrated by a vast, Hero-like slaughter of the innocents.
  • B. W. Powe
    B. W. Powe
    Canadian poet, novelist and teacher 1955-
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    Electrical fire and the fire of greed kindle economies. In that flux, nations become digitized commodities on stock-exchange floors and on investors' rating screens. A country becomes a product to be rated for its obedience to paying of deficits and debts.
    Source: Towards A Canada of Light Interlude, p. 75
  • Angela Merkel
    Angela Merkel
    German politician 1954-
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    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.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    He that dies pays all debts.
    Source: The tempest (1611)
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    He that dies pays all his debts.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
    Alexander Pope
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    I was not born for courts and great affairs, but I pay my debts, believe and say my prayers.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts - you have no idea of the pain it gives one.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    Medical debts are the number-one cause of bankruptcy in America.
  • Edward F. Halifax
    Edward F. Halifax
    British Conservative Statesman 1881-1959
    Edward F. Halifax
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    Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Small debts are like small gun shot; they are rattling around us on all sides and one can scarcely escape being wounded. Large debts are like canons, they produce a loud noise, but are of little danger.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    The street's alive as secret debts are paid,
    Contacts made, they vanished unseen.
    Kids flash guitars just like switch-blades
    Hustling for the record machine.
    The hungry and the hunted explode into rock'n'roll bands
    That face off against each other out in the street, down in Jungleland.
    Source: Born To Run (1975) Jungleland
  • Camilo Jose Cela
    Camilo Jose Cela
    Spanish writer 1916-2002
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    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.
    Source: Journey to the Alcarria: Travels Through the Spanish Countryside (1964 edition), Atlantic Monthly Press
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    Words pay no debts.
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