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A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.
~ Charles Dickens

 

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A pig bought on credit is forever grunting.
~ Spanish Proverb

 

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Beautiful credit! The foundation of modern society. Who shall say that this is not the golden age of mutual trust, of unlimited reliance upon human promises? That is a peculiar condition of society which enables a whole nation to instantly recognize point and meaning in the familiar newspaper anecdote, which puts into the mouth of a distinguished speculator in lands and mines this remark: -- ''I wasn't worth a cent two years ago, and now I owe two millions of dollars.''
~ Mark Twain

 

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Blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly!
~ Alexander Pope

 

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Buying on trust is the way to pay double.
~ Anonymous

 

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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.
~ Sir Walter Scott

 

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Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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In God we trust; all others must pay cash.
~ Anonymous

 

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Men are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
~ Horace Walpole

 

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Nothing so cements and holds together all the parts of a society as faith or credit, which can never be kept up unless men are under some force or necessity of honestly paying what they owe to one another.
~ Marcus T. Cicero

 

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O Gold! I still prefer thee unto paper, which makes bank credit like a bark of vapor.
~ Lord Byron

 

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Remember that credit is money.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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The private control of credit is the modern form of slavery.
~ Upton Sinclair

 

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The surest way to establish your credit is to work yourself into the position of not needing any.
~ Maurice Switzer

 

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There is no limit to what a man can do or how far he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
~ Robert Woodruff

 

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Usually the greatest boasters are the smallest workers. The deep rivers pay a larger tribute to the sea than shallow brooks, and yet empty themselves with less noise.
~ W. Secker

 

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