Quotes are like a wellspring of wisdom – the collected musings of great minds throughout the generations from various walks of life and points in history. By looking at the quotes that have survived the test of time we can see which views have most struck a chord on a range of topics.
Debt quotes are no different and are very enlightening on the subject of debt. There are a vast range of debt quotes that look at the subject from all angles – some are quotes from politicians explaining and debating their current national debt. Others look at the effects of debt on life, while yet others use debt poetically as a metaphor. There are many forms of debt as these debt quotes show us and not all of these are necessarily negative.
Collected below are a selection of very varied debt quotes that help us to look at debt in a different way, or to see the effect it has had on these famous characters throughout history. If nothing else, reading the following debt quotes should help you to rest assured that you are not alone in your debt.
A man in debt is so far a slave – Ralph Waldo Emerson
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing – Alexander Hamilton
A true lover always feels in debt to the one he loves – Ralph W.Sockman
A promise made is a debt unpaid – Robert Service
Any creator owes a debt to past creation – Lukas Foss
Education: A debt due from present to future generations – George Peabody
Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt – Herbert Hoover
Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt – Benjamin Franklin
Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt. – Henrik Ibsen
I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office. – Barack Obama
Debt is such a powerful tool, it is such a useful tool, it’s much better than colonialism ever was because you can keep control without having an army, without having a whole administration. – Susan George
After adding trillions to the debt on big-government policies most Americans didn’t ask for and which we couldn’t afford, Democratic leaders say they need more money, which they intend to take from small business, even though small businesses create the majority of new jobs. – Mitch McConnell
All of the problems we’re facing with debt are man-made problems. We created them. It’s called fantasy economics. Fantasy economics only works in a fantasy world. It doesn’t work in reality. – Michele Bachmann