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.

It's a good thing to know how to satisfy your own conscience and make the cash registering also. Arthur Brisbane
Be it Melville or Tolstoy / or a Pen still to burn / Know the words are just borrowed / —until silence returns. Kurt Philip Behm
The Muse in the tower, / whose debt you enthrone / Those jewels that you borrow, / —her crown still on loan. Kurt Philip Behm
The cruelest thing about life —is that it can be taken away. Kurt Philip Behm
Pay it I will to the end -- / Until the grave, my friend, / Gives me a true release -- / Gives me the clasp of peace. / Slight was the thing I bought, / Small was the debt I thought, / Poor was the loan at best -- / God! but the interest! Paul Laurence Dunbar
Our loves are not given but only lent, / At compound interest of cent percent. / Though it is not always the case, I believe, / That the longer we've kept 'em, the more do we grieve: / For, when debts are payable, right or wrong, / A short-time loan is as bad as along. Rudyard Kipling
A loan though old is not a gift. Hungarian Proverb
All loans, in the eyes of honest borrowers, must eventually be repaid. All credit is debt. Proposals for an increased volume of credit, therefore, are merely another name for proposals for an increased burden of debt. They would seem considerably less inviting if they were habitually referred to by the second name instead of by the first. Henry Hazlitt
Lending money to a friend often results in a two-fold loss; both money and friend are gone forever. W.H. Milburn
Whatever you lend, let it be your money and not your name. Money you may get again, and if not, you may contrive to do without it; name once lost you cannot get again, and if you can contrive to do without it, you had better never have been born. Edward Bulwer Lytton
He that lendeth to another in time of prosperity shall never want help himself in the time of adversity. Plato
We don't like to make loans. We prefer to make deposits. Edmond Safra
Neither a borrower nor a lender be; / For loan oft loses both itself and friend, / And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. William Shakespeare
You can always make a loan at a bank if you can show sufficient evidence that you don't need it. Evan Esar
A poor man without a debt smiles often than a rich man in debt. Amit Kalantri
A dinner sponsored by a debt spoils the next day. Amit Kalantri
The man who won't loan money isn't going to have many friends - or need them. Wilt Chamberlain