As an individual who undertakes to live by borrowing, soon finds his original means devoured by interest, and next no one left to borrow from - so must it be with a government.
He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.
As I have said for many years throughout this land, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that has to change.
I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.
Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt.
The family. We are a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms. . . and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
Never spend your money before you have earned it.
If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.
It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay.
Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing.
We must take away the government's credit card. With limits on both tax revenue and borrowing, the Federal government would finally be forced to get serious about spending cuts
It is difficult to begin without borrowing, but perhaps it is the most generous course thus to permit your fellowmen to have an interest in your enterprise.
I haven't inherited the earth from my parents, I am borrowing it from my children.
To forget, or pretend to do so, to return a borrowed article, is the meanest sort of petty theft.
Let us not bankrupt our today's by paying interest on the regrets of yesterday and borrowing in advance the troubles of tomorrow.
Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
Who goeth a borrowing. Goeth a sorrowing.
If borrowing and spending all this money led to more jobs than we would be at full employment already.
A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.
I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse: borrowing only lingers and lingers it out, but the disease is incurable.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
He who prefers to give Linus the half of what he wishes to borrow, rather than to lend him the whole, prefers to lose only the half.
Borrowing and spending is not the way to prosperity.
Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul.
You should only attempt to borrow from those who have but few of this world's goods, as their chests are not of iron, and they are, besides, anxious to appear wealthier than they really are.
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