It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts – you have no idea of the pain it gives one.
Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it.
Credit is a system whereby a person who cannot pay gets another person who cannot pay to guarantee that he can pay.
It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.
Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.
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.