Thou whom avenging pow'rs obey, Cancel my debt (too great to pay) Before the sad accounting day.
Among my friends love is a payment. It is an old debt for a borrowing foolishly spent.william dunbar
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.Alexander Hamilton
People in debt become hopeless and hopeless people don’t vote. They always say that that everyone should vote but I think that if the poor in Britain or the United States turned out and voted for people that represented their interests there would be a real democratic revolution.tony benn
Choice depends on the freedom to choose and if you are shackled with debt you don’t have the freedom to choose.tony benn
If I was in Congress, I would not vote to raise the debt ceiling.sean hannity
The most serious problems lie in the financial sphere, where the economy’s debt overhead has grown more rapidly than the ‘real’ economy’s ability to carry this debt. ... The essence of the global financial bubble is that savings are diverted to inflate the stock market, bond market and real estate prices rather than to build new factories and employ more labor.michael hudson
Death's a debt; his mandamus binds all alike — no bail, no demurrer.Richard Brinsley Sheridan
We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.john buchan
My plan reduces the national debt, and fast. So fast, in fact, that economists worry that we're going to run out of debt to retire.george w. bush
Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.herbert hoover
Social Science … led us to the fallacy that, since all men have their being in culture and as a result of culture, they owe a debt to that culture which even a lifetime of altruism could not repay.david riesman
When America's creditors consider our behavior they see total fiscal irresponsibility. They see a deluded country that acts as if it is a privilege for foreigners to lend to it, and a deluded country that believes that foreigners will continue to accumulate US debt until the end of time. The fact of the matter is that the US is bankrupt.paul craig roberts
Ill husbandry lieth In prison for debt: Good husbandry spieth Where profit to get.thomas tusser
It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt to a man to whom you already owe much.
You must pay at last your own debt. If you are wise, you will dread a prosperity which only loads you with more.ralph waldo emerson
And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.
I am for a government rigorously frugal & simple, applying all the possible savings of the public revenue to the discharge of the national debt; and not for a multiplication of officers & salaries merely to make partisans, & for increasing, by every device, the public debt, on the principle of it's being a public blessing.
I, however, place economy among the first and most important of republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.
The United States has already passed on as the world’s economic leader. Having flouted Thomas Jefferson for too long, America has succumbed to public debt, the 'fore horse for oppression and despotism,' after which 'taxation will follow, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.
Altho' the surety is not troubled or molested for the debt, yet at any time after the money becomes payable on the original bond, this Court will decree the principal to discharge the debt; it being unreasonable that a man shall always have such a cloud hang over him.
Drinking water neither makes a man sick, nor in debt, nor his wife a widow.
There is no debt with so much prejudice put off as that of justice.
This would be a much better world if more married couples were as deeply in love as they are in debt.Earl Wilson
debt is the prolific mother of folly and of crime.benjamin disraeli