A small debt makes a man your debtor, a large one your enemy.
Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up in debt.
The nation is prosperous on the whole, but how much prosperity is there in a hole?
You know it is not my interest to pay the principal, or my principal to pay the interest.
In the midst of life we are in debt.
You can take a chance with any man who pays his bills on time.
Running into debt isn’t so bad. It’s running into creditors that hurts.
Money is a poor man’s credit card.
I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse: borrowing only lingers and lingers it out, but the disease is incurable.
Bankruptcy is a sacred state, a condition beyond conditions, as theologians might say, and attempts to investigate it are necessarily obscene, like spiritualism. One knows only that he has passed into it and lives beyond us, in a condition not ours.