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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Credit
 
A man has just so much credit as he has money in his possession.  Juvenal.  1
A pig on credit makes a good winter and a bad spring.  Portuguese.  2
Better to take eight hundred than sell (on credit) for a thousand cash.  Chinese.  3
Better twenty per cent. on ready money than thirty per cent. on credit.  Chinese.  4
Credit cuts off customers.  Chinese.  5
Credit is better than ill won gear.  6
Credit helps a man on the horse and sometimes under the ground.  German.  7
Credit is better than gold.  German.  8
Credit is better than ready money.  German.  9
Credit is dead, bad pay killed it.  Italian.  10
Credit keeps the crown o’ the causeway.  11
Credit lost is a Venice-glass broken which cannot be soldered.  12
Credit lost is like a broken looking-glass.  13
He getteth a great deal of credit who payeth but a small debt.  14
He that has lost his credit is dead to the world.  German.  15
If any one wants to enjoy the good will of his kind let him sell on credit and never collect the money.  Chinese.  16
More credit can be thrown down in a moment than can be built up in an age.  17
My capital small and profits slender,
On credit my goods I can’t surrender.  Chinese.
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No man ever lost his credit but who had it not.  19
Who sells upon credit has much custom but little money.  German.  20
 
 
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