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1. "According to Sports Illustrated, an amazing 78 percent of NFL players find themselves bankrupt or financially stressed within two years of retirement. And 60 percent of NBA players are broke within five years of walking off the court."
Author: Andy Stanley
2. "While I liked hamsters, too, the Habitrail cage was expensive. Even I could see that the interconnecting boxes, tubes, and spheres could easily bankrupt a family and lead to addiction later in life. Because, how would you know when to stop? How could you stop? An entire city could be built with a Habitrail."
Author: Augusten Burroughs
3. "Medical debts are the number-one cause of bankruptcy in America."
Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
4. "Personal savings accounts to me are one of the most powerful things, not necessarily in saving, solvency, or bankruptcy of the program, but in guaranteeing, the words I used a few minutes ago, a safe and secure retirement for our seniors."
Author: Bill Frist
5. "Nevada was hit hardest by the recession - highest unemployment, highest foreclosure rate, highest bankruptcy rate."
Author: Brian Sandoval
6. "This program that the Republican majority has taken us toward as a country is leading us to fiscal bankruptcy."
Author: Chaka Fattah
7. "The economic tsunami has hit all airline employees. With the 2001 terror attacks, airline bankruptcies, pension terminations, loss of pay, changes in work rules - we're all working harder and longer than we used to."
Author: Chesley Sullenberger
8. "Al Gore may think Medicare is at a crossroads, but his plan puts it on a highway to bankruptcy."
Author: Dan Bartlett
9. "It is imperative that we make consumers more aware of the long-term effects of their financial decisions, particularly in managing their credit card debt, so that they can avoid financial pitfalls that may lead to bankruptcy."
Author: Daniel Akaka
10. "Five thousand people every day lose their home because of a medical bankruptcy. Most of them had insurance."
Author: Debbie Stabenow
11. "Eli Willard just looked at her for a long moment, and then he announced, 'Lady of the Lake strikes iceberg in mid-Atlantic; 215 drown. New York City fire destroys 700 buildings. Japanese earthquake kills 12,000. Worldwide cholera epidemic kills millions. Wages rise, but prices rise faster. Financial crash occurs on Van Buren's 36th day in office. Nation begins first great depression. Bank failures and closings spread like plague. 200,000 are unemployed. Business bankrupt; only pawnbrokers prosper. Van Buren declares ten-hour days on all federal jobs. There. Does that make you feel any better?"
Author: Donald Harington
12. "We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security."
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
13. "It was a grungy, dangerous, bankrupt city without normal services most of the time. The garbage piled up and stank during long strikes of the sanitation workers. A major blackout led to days and days of looting. We gay guys wore whistles around our necks so we could summon help from other gay men when we were attacked on the streets by gangs living in the projects between Greenwich Village and the West Side leather bars...The upside was that the city was inexpensive…"
Author: Edmund White
14. "I was brought in by the White House as GM's chairman in 2009, around the time of the bankruptcy, and became CEO later that year. As a company, we were grateful for the government's support. But as GM's financial health began to improve, I could detect no real sense of urgency, or even interest, on the part of the government to relinquish control."
Author: Edward Whitacre Jr.
15. "...if you ask anyone in the throes of depression how he got there, to pin down the turning point, he'll never know. There is a classic moment in The Sun Also Rises when someone asks Mike Campbell how he went bankrupt, and all he can say in response is, 'Gradually and then suddenly.' When someone asks how I lost my mind, that is all I can say too." -Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation"
Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
16. "In the 1970s, New York City avoided bankruptcy because wise political leaders like Gov. Hugh L. Carey believed both in strong labor unions and robust banks and companies."
Author: Felix Rohatyn
17. "Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell."
Author: Frank Borman
18. "The first time I bring a girl home, and not only is she the daughter of a famous poker player, but she could easily bankrupt us all in a single hand. For being the family fuckup, I felt like I had finally gained a little respect from my older brothers. And it was all because of Abby."
Author: Jamie McGuire
19. "If we don't change, millions of American families are just one medical emergency, or one layoff, away from financial disaster and bankruptcy."
Author: Jim Cooper
20. "Now, people when I say that look at me and say, 'What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?'. The answer is yes, that's what I'm telling you."
Author: Joe Biden
21. "But again, you know, the views that we've expressed are transferring power back from the federal government to the states, giving Alaska an incredible opportunity to expand its economy, especially at a time when our federal government is coming close to bankruptcy.So that is a broad-based appeal. It's not an extreme view."
Author: Joe Miller
22. "In this most powerful nation in the world, lack of access to health care should not force local and state governments, companies and workers into bankruptcy, while causing unnecessary illness and hospitalization."
Author: John Conyers
23. "The necessity of every one paying in his own labor for what he consumes, affords the only legitimate and effectual check to excessive luxury, which has so often ruined individuals, states and empires; and which has now brought almost universal bankruptcy upon us."
Author: Josiah Warren
24. "It is a tragedy, perhaps, that human beings can get so much energy and enthusiasm from hate. If you want to feel ten feet tall and as though you could run a hundred miles without stopping, hate beats pure cocaine any day. Hitler resurrected a beaten, bankrupt, half-starved nation with hatred and nothing more. Imagine that."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
25. "The war on drugs is wrong, both tactically and morally. It assumes that people are too stupid, too reckless, and too irresponsible to decide whether and under what conditions to consume drugs. The war on drugs is morally bankrupt."
Author: Larry Elder
26. "If 'Obama-care' becomes fully implemented in 2014, it's going to bankrupt states."
Author: Lindsey Graham
27. "Because let's talk about power. In the domestic polity, myth dictates that parents are endowed with a disproportionate amount of it. I'm not so sure. Children? They can break our hearts, for a start. They can shame us, they can bankrupt us, and I can personally attest that they can make us wish we were never born. What can we do? Keep them from going to the movies. But how? With what do we back up our prohibitions if the kid heads belligerently for the door? The crude truth is that parents are like governments: We maintain our authority through the threat, overt or implicit, of physical force."
Author: Lionel Shriver
28. "When I came to America, there was a lot of decadence in New York in the early '70s because the city was bankrupt and you could do whatever you want!"
Author: Maripol
29. "If we bankrupt America, we will all pay the price."
Author: Michael Enzi
30. "You have to struggle a bit, hustle a little, and be willing to go bankrupt. Once you're willing to do that, everything opens up and you get the freedom. My joke is that next year, I'll make the first film that costs zero dollars."
Author: Nick Nolte
31. "A slavish concern for the composition of words is the sign of a bankrupt intellect. Be gone, odious wasp! You smell of decayed syllables."
Author: Norton Juster
32. "If we didn't have greed, market economies wouldn't be as innovative as they are. But in my view, greed has to be contained by the fear of losses, so there has to be a system where, if you take too much risk, you go into bankruptcy. You don't systematically bail out people who take excessive risks."
Author: Nouriel Roubini
33. "In their quest to hit cloud Nine, our young men and women intheir prime are gradually finding themselves on ground Zero,emotionally battered, academically bankrupt and medicallyparalyzed."
Author: Oche Otorkpa
34. "The good news is, we're not bankrupt. The bad news is, we're close."
Author: Richard J. Codey
35. "Imminent GM bankruptcy was always fiction, created by Wall Street and the media."
Author: Robert Lutz
36. "The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people."
Author: Ron Paul
37. "Why does anyone stay in an unhappy relationship? Because people do. They do it all the time. And the truth is, when you're in it, when you're up to your neck in the everyday part of life with another human being, sometimes you don't exactly notice how bad things really are. It's not always as apparent as it would seem. Unhappiness, when it involves another person, can be like that line from The Sun Also Rises about going bankrupt, how it happens two ways: gradually, and then suddenly."
Author: Sarah Dunn
38. "The world of [comic book] collecting is not a pretty place. For a bunch of guys who like good-over-evil stories, you sure meet a lot of morally bankrupt assholes."
Author: Seth
39. "If Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan get elected to the White House, Medicare will be bankrupt by the end of their first term."
Author: Stephanie Cutter
40. "The years thunder by.The dreams of youth grow dimwhere they liecaked in dust on the shelves of patience.Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.Where, then lies the answer?In choice.Which shall it be:Bankruptcy of Purseor Bankruptcy of Life?"
Author: Sterling Hayden In Wanderer
41. "This filing spike is a result of bad information being pushed on people, and then they file for bankruptcy out of fear."
Author: Steve Bartlett
42. "Our moral economy went bankrupt long before our financial one."
Author: Steve Maraboli
43. "Of all the artists on Death Row, none of them went bankrupt."
Author: Suge Knight
44. "When a company goes bankrupt, you as a company have absolutely no say whatsoever as to what happens."
Author: Thomas G. Stemberg
45. "In 1997, the National Bankruptcy Review Commission recommended that chapter 12 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code, the chapter that contains bankruptcy protection for family farmers, be made permanent."
Author: Tim Holden
46. "Bankruptcy represents a longstanding commitment in this country to helping people get a fresh start. This principle has never been giving only certain people a fresh start."
Author: Tim Johnson
47. "In a fallen world marked by human depravity and deep-seated sin, in a world where Hitler and Stalin had recruited millions of followers to commit mass murder, love must harness power and seek justice in order to have moral meaning. Love without power remained impotent, and power without love was bankrupt."
Author: Timothy B. Tyson
48. "I didn't end up going bankrupt... I made some great investments and I held on to my money, which also enables me to have the freedom to do what I want now. But it's not about finances. No matter what, it's about keeping it real."
Author: Vanilla Ice
49. "Folks in the bottom half of the economy are already squeezed hard. They will be bloodied and bankrupt if economic policy inadvertently induces a recession."
Author: William Greider
50. "Greece's debts are all denominated in euros, but it isn't clear who holds how much of those debts. For that reason, the consequences of a national bankruptcy would be incalculable. Greece is just as systemically important as a major bank."
Author: Wolfgang Schauble

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