Loan Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old loan quotes, loan sayings, and loan proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Debts are nowadays like children begot with pleasure, but brought forth in pain.     


Debt is like any other trap, easy enough to get into, but hard enough to get out of.     

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Promises make debt, and debt makes promises.     

Danish Proverb

If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some; for he that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.     

Benjamin Franklin

A debt is just as hard for a Government to pay as it is for an individual. No debt ever comes due at a good time. Borrowing is the only thing that seems handy all the time.     

Will Rogers

Quick to borrow is always slow to pay.     


Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.     

Ogden Nash

Small debts are like small gun shot; they are rattling around us on all sides and one can scarcely escape being wounded. Large debts are like canons, they produce a loud noise, but are of little danger.     

Samuel Johnson

We have to look at loan forgiveness to incentivise young people to pursue degrees in areas where we know we need help.     

Elizabeth Esty

If you would know the value of money try to borrow some.     

Benjamin Franklin

A small debt makes a man your debtor, a large one your enemy.     


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

Some people are just stuck in their ways and have been brainwashed into believing that credit cards and debt are an unavoidable part of life.     

Dave Ramsey

The person whom you favoured with a loan, if he be a good man, will think himself in your debt after he has paid you.     

Richard Steele

A small loan makes a debtor; a great one, an enemy.     

Publilius Syrus

Debt is one person's liability, but another person's asset.     

Paul Krugman

Small debts are like small shot; they are rattling on every side, and can scarcely be escaped without a wound: great debts are like cannon; of loud noise, but little danger.     

Samuel Johnson