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Quotations about Debt


Debt is a financial concept that involves owing money, often with interest, to another party. It can be a tool for investment, growth, and opportunity, but it can also become a burden that weighs heavily on individuals and societies. Debt impacts various aspects of our lives, from personal finances and consumer spending to government policies and global economies. In this compilation, we delve into the lighter side of debt, presenting a collection of funny quotations that touch upon the amusing, ironic, and sometimes relatable aspects of debt and its consequences. So, prepare to embrace the laughter, challenge assumptions, and embark on a journey filled with humor and insights into the world of debt.

Get ready to chuckle as we present a compilation of funny quotations about debt. While debt is a serious financial matter that affects many aspects of our lives, there are moments of levity, irony, and playful observation that arise when exploring the world of borrowing and financial obligations. From witty remarks on the struggles of managing debt to humorous reflections on the pitfalls of impulsive spending, these quotes offer a lighthearted perspective on the whimsical and often comical aspects of debt. It's important to approach this topic with awareness and responsibility, as excessive debt can have serious consequences.

quotations about debt

"Act your wage." Dave Ramsey (American finance personality, 1960-)

"The man who never has money enough to pay his debts has too much of something else." James Lendall Basford (jeweller, 1845-1915)

"Debts are like children: the smaller they are the more noise they make." Spanish Proverb

"Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most." American Proverb

"Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money." Anon

"A hundred wagon loads of thoughts will not pay a single ounce of debt." Italian Proverb

"Running into debt isn't so bad. It's running into creditors that hurts." Anon

"Rather go to bed supperless, than rise in debt." Benjamin Franklin (American politician, inventor, and scientist, 1706-90)

"Lying rides upon debt's back." Benjamin Franklin (American politician, inventor, and scientist, 1706-90)

"Creditors have better memories than debtors." Benjamin Franklin (American politician, inventor, and scientist, 1706-90)

"If I owe you a pound, I have a problem; but if I owe you a million, the problem is yours." John Maynard Keynes (English economist, 1883-1946)

"If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments." Earl Wilson (American journalist, 1907-87)

"This would be a much better world if more married couples were as deeply in love as they are in debt." Earl Wilson (American journalist, 1907-87)

"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 (American journalist, 1907-87)

"A man who pays his bills on time is soon forgotten." Oscar Wilde (Irish playwright, 1854-1900

"A billion here, a billion there, sooner or later it adds up to real money." Everett Dirksen (American politician, 1896-1969)

"They hired the money, didn't they?" Calvin Coolidge (American Republican statesman, 1872-1933) talking about allied war debts

"Good news rarely comes in a brown envelope." Henry D'Avigdor Goldsmid (British businessman and Conservative politician, 1909-76)

"[My father] taught me two things about bills; always query them and never pay till you have no alternative." Miles Kington (English humorist, 1941-2008)

"I feel these days like a very large flamingo. No matter what way I turn, there is always a very large bill." Joseph O'Connor (Irish novelist, 1963-)

"If I hadn't my debts, I shouldn't have anything to think about." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

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