Debts Quotes

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Roshani Chokshi
“Take what the world owes you by any means necessary,” Pride had said. “The world has a shit memory. It will never pay its debts unless you force its hand.”
Roshani Chokshi, The Gilded Wolves
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“That second man has his own way of looking at things; asks himself which debt must I pay first, the debt to the rich, or the debt to the poor? the debt of money, or the debt of thought to mankind, of genius to nature? For you, O broker! there is no other principle but arithmetic. For me, commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred; nor can I detach one duty, like you, from all other duties, and concentrate my forces mechanically on the payment of moneys. Let me live onward; you shall find that, though slower, the progress of my character will liquidate all these debts without injustice to higher claims. If a man should dedicate himself to the payment of notes, would not this be injustice? Does he owe no debt but money? And are all claims on him to be postponed to a landlord's or a banker's?”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Charlaine Harris
“In the world I lived in, the world of human people, there were ties and debts and consequences and good deeds. That was what bound people to society; maybe that was what constituted society. And I tried to live in my little niche in it the best way I could.”
Charlaine Harris, Dead as a Doornail

Jean Kwok
“No matter how flawed someone else may be, that doesn't give us the right to be less than we are, does it? We are decent people and we repay our debts.”
Jean Kwok, Girl in Translation

Bryant McGill
“Love gives without expectation, while hate carries an endless tally of debts.”
Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Ziad K. Abdelnour
“Our debts don't leave us much in terms of choices. We can choose to pay now or try to pay later. But the longer we wait the steeper the bill”
Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

Matsime Simon Mohapi
“Poverty is when there is no food and a child is forced to fill its stomach with water for the night.”
Matsime Simon Mohapi, Poverty in the Land of Riches - South Africa

Paolo Bacigalupi
“Suicide is not something I owe you or yours.”
Paolo Bacigalupi, The Drowned Cities

Paolo Bacigalupi
“Debts are a heavy burden. Throw them off, and you walk free.”
Paolo Bacigalupi, The Drowned Cities

Andrzej Sapkowski
“- Svako ima svoj dug - reče Etna. Takav je život, Marija Baring. Dugovi i zaduživanja, obaveze, zahvalnost, plata... Nekome nešto učiniš. Možda i sebi? Jer zaista, plaćamo uvek sebi, ne nekome. Za sve što smo dužni plaćamo sebi. U svakome od nas leži poverilac i dužnik istovremeno. Stvar je u tome da taj račun u sebi poravnamo. Dolazimo na svet kao trunak života koji nam je dat, a potom se stalno zadužujemo i dugove isplaćamo. Sebi plaćamo. Sebe radi. Zarad toga da bi se naposletku račun složio.”
Andrzej Sapkowski

Kelseyleigh Reber
“This world owes us nothing. Existence is not indebted to us. Humanity lives under this misconception that we deserve life’s blessings, that we deserve happiness. But in truth, life owes us nothing”
Kelseyleigh Reber, If I Resist

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Life is too short to have debts and doubts,
Pay the bills, no regrets, be up and about.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Tao of Physical and Spiritual

Steven Magee
“Hello suicide, goodbye debts.”
Steven Magee

Jon Courtenay Grimwood
“Seems to be catching."
"What is?" asked Neku.
"Wanting Kit dead."
Neku shrugged. "He was fucking the wife of a gang boss and bikers used his bar to deal drugs, plus lots of uyoku felt Yoshi Tanaka should be married to someone Japanese. Then there's chippu he owed to the local police and unpaid bills from a Brazilian transvestite who mends his motorcycle. It could have been anyone.”
Jon Courtenay Grimwood, End of the World Blues
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Benjamin Franklin
“For my own Part, when I am employed in serving others, I do not look upon myself as conferring Favours, but as paying Debts. In my Travels, and since my Settlement, I have received much Kindness from Men, to whom I shall never have any Opportunity of making the least direct Return. And numberless Mercies from God, who is infinitely above being benefited by our Services. Those Kindnesses from Men, I can therefore only Return on their Fellow Men; and I can only shew my Gratitude for these mercies from God, by a readiness to help his other Children and my Brethren. For I do not think that Thanks and Compliments, tho’ repeated weekly, can discharge our real Obligations to each other, and much less those to our Creator.”
Benjamin Franklin

Alex London
“A grudge was just another debt owed.”
Alex London, Proxy

Noam Chomsky
“Take students today They are in some ways freer than they were 60 years ago in their attitudes and commitments and so on. On the other hand they are more disciplined. They are disciplined by debt. Part of the reasoning for arranging education so you come out with heavy debt is so you are disciplined. Take the last 20 years—the neo-liberal years roughly—a very striking part of what is called "globalization" is just aimed at discipline. It wants to eliminate freedom of choice and impose discipline. How do you do that? Well, if you're a couple in the U.S. now, each working 50 hours a week to put food on the table, you don't have time to think about how to become a libertarian socialist. When what you are worried about is "how can I get food on the table?" or "I've got kids to take care of, and when they are sick I've got to go to work and what's going to happen to them?" Those are very well-designed techniques of imposing discipline.”
Noam Chomsky, Chomsky On Anarchism

D.C. McNeill
“The boy will keep the sunboy.’
‘I already owe enough favours.’
Moony chuckled and reclined. ‘The boy may find need of a light for the dark places.”
D.C. McNeill, Maynard Trigg and The Creature Beneath The Veil

“To be grateful is to be wakeful and watchful,” Paul said. “To be grateful is to remember. To be grateful is to acknowledge one’s lawful debts and keep a balanced ledger.”
Mallory Ortberg, The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror

مصطفى أمين
“تسديد الديون عملية تعذيب للمدين، ولكنها أكثر عذاباً عندما تكون ديون الفشل لا ديون النجاح”
مصطفى أمين, من عشرة لعشرين
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Ana Claudia Antunes
“Working hard to pay the bill,
I need a break and take a pill,
Need some sleep right away,
But insomnia gets in the way.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job

Sara Wolf
“It indebts me to them. I abhor the feeling of being indebted to anyone.”
Sara Wolf, The Education of Alice Wells
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“The man/woman who is confident and at peace in their heart, and wishes well to all, has no debts. _nickc”
nick catricala
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“Debts written on the wind tend to be ... forgotten”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Gary Rohrmayer
“The number one danger of debt is that it put someone else besides God as master of your life. Just as slavery can dehumanize our dignity, so debt can have a debilitating effect on our spiritual, emotional and relational lives.”
Gary Rohrmayer

Miles Watson
“Pain could be controlled. Its debts could be deferred. But there were other debts that could not be deferred. Debts of honor. Debts of love.”
Miles Watson, Knuckle Down

Henry Miller
“These latter sums, running up into three figures, he no longer regarded as debts. A debt was an obligation one intended to meet someday.”
Henry Miller, Moloch: or, This Gentile World