The wise, the funny and the inspirational quotes about debt – we hope you enjoy.

debt quotes

“I’m living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.” – E.E. Cummings

“Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately, and it gives you a lift. The hangover comes the day after.” – Dr. Joyce Brothers

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.”  – Charles Dickens

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

“If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem. But if you owe a million, it has.” – John Maynard Keynes

“Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most.” – American Proverb

“You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” – Dave Ramsey

“Debt is like any other trap, easy enough to get into, but hard enough to get out of.”- Henry Wheeler Shaw

“Never spend your money before you have it.”- Thomas Jefferson

“Rather go to bed supperless than rise in debt.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.” – Ogden Nash

“The only man who sticks closer to you in adversity than a friend is a creditor.” -Unknown

“Promises make debt, and debt makes promises.”- Proverb

“Debt is the worst poverty.” – Thomas Fuller

“No man’s credit is as good as his money.” – E.W. Howe

“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

“Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.” – Author Unknown

“Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.” – Author Unknown

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

“Quick to borrow is always slow to pay.” – Proverb

“Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.”  – Charles Dickens

“If you would know the value of money try to borrow some.”  – Benjamin Franklin

“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.” – Samuel Johnson

“Modern man drives a mortgaged car over a bond-financed highway on credit-card gas.” – Earl Wilson

“The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.” – Frank Hubbard

“A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.” – Bob Hope

“If you lend someone £20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.” – Author Unknown

“People are living longer than ever before, a phenomenon undoubtedly made necessary by the 30-year mortgage.” – Doug Larson