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Live within your means. A man in debt is caught in a net. First comes owing, and then comes lying. It is hard to pay for bread that has been eaten. Debt is the worst poverty. Debt is an evil conscience. Debt is the secret foe of thrift, as vice and idleness are its open foes. The debt-habit is the twin brother of poverty. T. T. Munger Run not into debt, either for wares sold, or money borrowed; be content to want things that are not of absolute necessity, rather than to run up the score; such a man pays, at the latter end, a third part more than the principal, and is in perpetual servitude to his creditors; lives uncomfortably; is necessitated to increase his debts to stop his creditors mouths; and many times falls into desperate courses. Sir M. Hale I have discovered the philosopher's stone that turns everything into gold: it is "Pay as you go." John Randolph Think what you do when you run into debt; you give to another power over your liberty. If you cannot pay at the time, you will be ashamed to see your creditor; will be in fear when you speak to him; will make poor, pitiful, sneaking excuses, and by degrees come to lose your veracity, and sink into base downright lying; for the second vice is lying, the first is running in debt. A freeborn man ought not to be ashamed nor afraid to see or speak to any man living, but poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue. It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright. Franklin Paying of debts is, next to the grace of God, the best means of delivering you from a thousand temptations to vanity and sin. Pay your debts, and you will not have wherewithal to buy costly toys or pernicious pleasures. Pay your debts and you will not have what to lose to a gamester. Pay your debts, and you will of necessity abstain from many indulgences that war against the spirit and bring you into captivity to sin, and cannot fail to end in your utter destruction, both of soul and body. Delany "Out of debt, out of danger," is, like many other proverbs, full of wisdom; but the word danger does not sufficiently express all that the warning demands. For a state of debt and embarrassment is a state of positive misery, and the sufferer is as one haunted by an evil spirit, and his heart can know neither rest nor peace till it is cast out. Bridges A man who owes a little can clear it off in a little time, and if he is prudent, will; whereas a man who, by long negligence, owes a great deal, despairs of ever being able to pay, and therefore never looks into his accounts at all. Chesterfield A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy. Publius Syrus Debt is to a man what the serpent is to the bird; its eye fascinates, its breath poisons, its coil crushes sinew and bones, its jaw is the pitiless grave. Bulwer There is no surer test of integrity than a well-proportioned expenditure. H. More Better to go to bed supperless than rise in debt. Be not made a beggar by banqueting upon borrowing. If you pay what you owe, what you are worth you will know. More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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