|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|I hold every man a debtor to his profession.|
BaconMaxims of the Law. Preface.
|I owe you one.|
George Colman, the YoungerThe Poor Gentleman. Act I. 2.
|Anticipated rents, and bills unpaid,|
Force many a shining youth into the shade,
Not to redeem his time, but his estate,
And play the fool, but at the cheaper rate.
CowperRetirement. L. 559.
|Wilt thou seal up the avenues of ill?|
Pay every debt as if God wrote the bill!
| A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.|
Alex. HamiltonLetter to Robert Morris. April 30, 1781.
| At the time we were funding our national debt, we heard much about a public debt being a public blessing; that the stock representing it was a creation of active capital for the aliment of commerce, manufactures and agriculture.|
Thomas JeffersonOn Public Debts. Letter to John W. Epps. Nov. 6, 1813.
|The slender debt to Natures quickly paid,|
Discharged, perchance with greater ease than made.
QuarlesEmblems. Bk. II. Emblem 13.
| Debtes et mensonges sont ordinairement ensemble ralliés.|
Debts and lies are generally mixed together.
RabelaisPantagruel. Bk. III. Ch. V.
|Our national debt a national blessing.|
Samuel Wilkerson. Used as a broadside issued by Jay Cooke, June, 1865. Qualified by H. C. Fahnstock, How our national debt may be a national blessing.