Credit Sayings and Quotes

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

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. Harry S Truman
Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession. Charles Lyell
There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive. B. C. Forbes
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you. Brian Tracy
Remember that credit is money. Benjamin Franklin
When you have wit of your own, it's a pleasure to credit other people for theirs. Criss Jami
Credit is a system whereby a person who can't pay, gets another person who can't pay, to guarantee that he can pay. Charles Dickens
Credit of time in your life is limited. Sunday Adelaja
If you don't take good care of your credit, then your credit won't take good care of you. Tyler Gregory
Wife credit is like a piece of fish. As soon as you get it, it starts to go bad. King of Queens
You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing. Marie Stopes
Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions. Ambrose Bierce
The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor. James Howell
No man's credit is ever as good as his money. Edgar Watson Howe
People give us credit only for what we ourselves believe. Karl Gutzkow
Credit is like a looking-glass, which when once sullied by a breath, may be wiped clear again; but if once cracked can never be repaired. Maurice Switzer
The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals and never to the age. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Credit is a system whereby a person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Charles Dickens
Private credit is wealth; public honor is security; the feather that adorns the royal bird supports its flight; strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth. Junius
Public credit is suspicion asleep. Thomas Paine
Credit is a matter so subtle in its essence, that, as it may be obtained almost without reason, so, without reason, may it be made to melt away. Anthony Trollope
Credit is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man. James Blish
Giving credit where credit is due is a very rewarding habit to form. Its rewards are inestimable. Loretta Young
Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay. Charles Dickens
There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first rate truck driver than a tenth rate executive. B. C. Forbes
One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it. Jean Rostand
Credit card interest payments are the dumbest money of all. Hill Harper
Credit is a young man's capital. Oscar Wilde
Give credit where credit is due. Anonymous
Credit leads a man into temptation. Cash down is the only thing that will deliver him from evil. Solomon Northup
Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift. The hangover comes the day after. Joyce Brothers
You can ruin your credit in one seemingly responsible afternoon, but rebuilding it takes years. Sophia Amoruso
Credit is something that should be given to others. If you are in a position to give credit to yourself, then you do not need it. F. Scott Fitzgerald
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it. Andrew Carnegie
The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit a reputation, character. John D. Rockefeller
A pig on a credit makes a good winter but a bad spring. Portuguese Proverb
Better to sell cheap than for credit. Hausan Proverb
Credit lost is like a broken mirror. Italian Proverb
A pig bought on credit grunts all year long. Spanish Proverb
Creditors have better memories than debtors. Poor Richard
He that has lost his credit is dead to the world. German Proverb
Everything is sold on credit anyhow. Even the most experienced can't tell by looking at a car how many payments are still to be made on it. Will Rogers
Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately...the hangover comes the day after. Dr. Joyce Brothers
Credit is like chastity, they can both stand temptation better than suspicion. Josh Billings
Debts are like children; the smaller they are the more noise they make. Spanish Proverb
The first step in debt is like the first step in falsehood, involving the necessity of going on in the same course, debt following debt, as lie follows lie. Samuel S. Smiles
It's borrowing like anticipating one's income and making the future bear the expenses of the past. John Russell Bartlett
No man's credit is as good as his money. Edward Watson Howe
Cash at hand is better than a credit to a rich customer. Korean Proverb
Eight hundred dollars in ready money is worth more than a thousand dollars of credit. Chinese Proverb
Debt is a trap, especially student debt, which is enormous, far larger than credit card debt. It's a trap for the rest of your life because the laws are designed so that you can't get out of it. If a business, say, gets in too much debt, it can declare bankruptcy, but individuals can almost never be relieved of student debt through bankruptcy. Noam Chomsky
Credit cards are like snakes: Handle 'em long enough, and one will bite you. Elizabeth Warren
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
Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant. P.T. Barnum
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship. Benjamin Franklin
To contract new debts is not the way to pay old ones. George Washington Carver
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it. Confucius
Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people that they don't like. Will Rogers
The one who hugs a debt also shakes hand with danger. Amit Kalantri
What we have eaten in advance in recent decades in the paper credit binge, we will have to starve for in coming decades. Roland Baader
When you pay cash for everything, your credit score becomes irrelevant. Steven Magee
A man with debt soon becomes a man with disturbance. Amit Kalantri
A man under debt not only loses the peace but also the people. Amit Kalantri
An honest man is a debtless man, he doesn't owe anyone anything. Amit Kalantri
Yes is like credit, No is like cash. C.J. Langenhoven