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. Moliere
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. Anonymous
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. Anonymous
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
A rolling loan gathers no loss. Scott E. Pardee
Loan sharks don't kill people. There's no percentage in it. Sgt. Dean Gundlach
But driving from bank to bank a man has got to be careful nowadays, for at the price of gas he will burn up more gasoline trying to get a loan than the loan is worth. Will Rogers
My main philosophy is that my money is a loan from God. I'm in charge of it. I'm responsible for investing it, giving some of it away, providing for my family, and protecting it. Orel Hershiher
One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. Malayan Proverb
Make a loan to a bad debtor, and he will repay with hate. Chinese Proverb
Bad money drives out good money. Thomas Gresham
Always try and rub up against money, fo if you rub up against money long enough, some of it may rub off on you. Damon Runyon
Money as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Gandhi
No man needs money so much as a man who despises it. Jean Richter
Money is like love, it kills slowly and painfully the man who withholds it, and it enlivens the other who turns it upon his fellow men. Kahlil Gibran
Take care of your pennies and your dollars will take care of themselves. Scottish Proverb
Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand. Aphra Behn