The payment of debts is necessary for social order. The non-payment is quite equally necessary for social order. For centuries humanity has oscillated, serenely unaware, between these two contradictory necessities.
Interest works night and day in fair weather and in foul. It gnaws at a man’s substance with invisible teeth.
Debt is the worst poverty.
Modern man drives a mortgaged car over a bond-financed highway on credit-card gas.
A man’s indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.
The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.
Nowadays people can be divided into three classes: the haves, the have-nots, and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-haves.
Forgetfulness; A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.
A creditor is worse than a slave owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.
He that dies pays all his debts.