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1. "America's fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed."
Author: Allen Boyd
2. "The root of anger is the perception that something has been taken. Something is owed you, and now a debt to debtor relationship has been established."
Author: Andy Stanley
3. "About two-thirds of bachelor's degree holders borrow to go to school, and on average they're graduating with more than $26,000 in debt."
Author: Arne Duncan
4. "Really, Watson, you excel yourself," said Holmes, pushing back his chair and lighting a cigarette. "I am bound to say that in all the accounts which you have been so good as to give of my own small achievements you have habitually underrated your own abilities. It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it. I confess, my dear fellow, that I am very much in your debt."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
5. "Slow growth and inflation have a tendency to accompany large deficits and increasing debt as a percentage of GDP."
Author: Bill Gross
6. "Love gives without expectation, while hate carries an endless tally of debts."
Author: Bryant McGill
7. "I don't like being in debt, and I wouldn't borrow money for anything."
Author: Cameron Mackintosh
8. "When debts are not paid because they cannot be paid, the best thing to do is not talk about them, and shuffle the cards again."
Author: Camilo Jose Cela
9. "High justice would in no way be debased if ardent love should cancel instantly the debts these penitents must satisfy."
Author: Dante Alighieri
10. "You are indebted to you imagination for three-fourths of your importance."
Author: David Garrick
11. "Number 198 was wonderful too. Blake had watched a good-looking and ridiculously pretentious guy hit on Livia. The fancy man dropped expensive name after name as he showed her all his accessories. When he finally pulled out his wallet to show her a "highly desirable luxury credit card" Livia had rolled her eyes in Blake's direction with smile number 198. He'd had to swallow a snicker when he heard her tell the fancy man she was debt free and didn't even have credit cards.Blake knew that was a lie because he'd seen her pay for tickets with a card at the train station. That made number 198 a secret joke between just the two of them."
Author: Debra Anastasia
12. "I owe a debt of gratitude to two other living Justices. Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg paved the way for me and so many other women in my generation. Their pioneering lives have created boundless possibilities for women in the law. I thank them for their inspiration and also for the personal kindnesses they have shown me."
Author: Elena Kagan
13. "The Republican argument that raising the debt ceiling encourages additional future spending is logically irresponsible. The debt ceiling has to be raised to authorize spending already approved by Congress. Despite that fallacy, the GOP has been able to score political points with its argument."
Author: Eliot Spitzer
14. "The immense and undeniable loss of freedoms, as they were in 1900, is undeniable. We have seen the acceleration in efficiency of the tyrannizing factors. It's enough to keep a man worried. Wars are made to make debt. I suppose there's a possible out in space satellites and other ways of making debt."
Author: Ezra Pound
15. "I had a wholesome dread of the consequences of running in debt."
Author: Frederick Douglass
16. "Obama has been perhaps the most partisan President since Truman. He hasn't learned to be civil - note his insulting speech to Paul Ryan, who did us the courtesy of scoring a budget. The president has to talk to Republicans when it comes to the debt ceiling. He has reached the debt ceiling before anyone expected."
Author: Grover Norquist
17. "Now the twelfth canto of Book II is an almost literal translation from Tasso description in the Jerusalem Delivered of the island of Armida. That poem was not printed till 1582. It is likely enough that Spenser may have seen part of it in manuscript, which would account for the general resemblance of the Adonis passages, though the likeness is not close enough to make any debt certain."
Author: Janet Spens
18. "I really truly worry that the debt is one of the single biggest threat to the United States of America, that we're talking about a problem that is multi-trillion in its depth and I think we ought to be cutting more."
Author: Jason Chaffetz
19. "The invention of the micro-loan was a big surprise to me. Who would have guessed loans of less than $20 made to poor people in undeveloped countries could create thriving local economies? And, even more surprisingly, that they more reliably pay off their debts than the wealthy of the world."
Author: Joel A. Barker
20. "It's God's will for you to live in prosperity instead of poverty. It's God's will for you to pay your bills and not be in debt."
Author: Joel Osteen
21. "A grateful mind by owing owes not, but still pays, at once indebted and discharged; what burden then?"
Author: John Milton
22. "I'm forever in debt to Nickelodeon. It made me who I am today."
Author: Josh Peck
23. "If we had fooled her last night, I would have considered my life at a satisfactory end, with all debts paid. I would have wound up on skid row, or maybe I would have been a suicide." He shrugged and smiled sadly. "Now," he said, "if I'm ever going to square things with her, I've got to believe in a Heaven, I've got to believe she can look down and see me, and I've got to be a big success for her to see"
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
24. "Thank you," Emerson said, bowing his head and accepting the box with the tender hands of a parent holding a child. "I am indebted-""Don't be.This doesn't mean I like you or your politics any better," Heath said gruffly."
Author: Lisa Kleypas
25. "Worrying is like paying a debt you don't owe."
Author: Mark Twain
26. "Jane was my wicked stepmother: she was generous, affectionate and resourceful; she salvaged my schooling and I owe her an unknowable debt for that. One flaw: sometimes, early on, she would tell me things designed to make me think less of my mother, and I would wave her away, saying, 'Jane, this just backfires and makes me think less of you.'"
Author: Martin Amis
27. "The idea of autonomy denies that we are born into a world that existed prior to us. It posits an essential aloneness; an autonomous being is free in the sense that a being severed from all others is free. To regard oneself this way is to betray the natural debts we owe to the world, and commit the moral error of ingratitude. For in fact we are basically dependent beings: one upon another, and each on a world that is of our making."
Author: Matthew B. Crawford
28. "Your emotions will wander like a vagabond when you're indebted. Those happy moments with friends will soon be interrupted with a frowning creditor in your sub-conscious, and all your frenzy will be taken aback."
Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
29. "Debt is a mistake between lender and borrower, and both should suffer."
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
30. "No debt…" Her eyes lapse into a stare. "No debt… someday when all thedreams are gone…discovered… for when will that be, Samuel? Three times andthen declines forever."
Author: Nathan Reese Maher
31. "A Christian people who have for two hundred years kept a race in bondage, deprived of the advantages of civilization and religion, owe them a debt of gratitude which it would seem ungenerous to withhold."
Author: Nelson A. Miles
32. "Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them."
Author: Ogden Nash
33. "And don't tell me debt is not a big deal. Debt will cut off your legs and laugh at you as you grovel in the dirt begging for mercy. If you don't need it, don't get it. If you can't afford it, don't get it. If you're already in debt, get out quickly. If you think you'll never get out, you're right, you won't."
Author: Osayi Osar Emokpae
34. "To date, every American citizen has nearly $27,000 in public debt riding on our backs."
Author: Paul Gillmor
35. "It was only with the crisis that debt soared.Yet many Europeans in key positions - especially politicians and officials in Germany, but also the leadership of the European Central Bank and opinion leaders throughout the world of finance and banking - are deeply committed to the Big Delusion, and no amount of contrary evidence will shake them. As a result, the problem of dealing with the crisis is often couched in moral terms: nations are in trouble because they have sinned, and they must redeem themselves through suffering.And that's a very bad way to approach the actual problems Europe faces."
Author: Paul Krugman
36. "Greece will not manage to get back on its feet without restructuring its debt. There is no way around it. The country's creditors will have to reduce a portion of its debts by extending maturity dates, lowering interest rates or giving them what's called a 'haircut' in financial jargon."
Author: Peer Steinbruck
37. "One needs a comprehensive concept that decides just how much debt states like Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Italy can sustainably bear."
Author: Peter Bofinger
38. "A man in debt is so far a slave."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
39. "Now let me get something straight: you are not in my debt. You can't be. Impossible - because I never do anything I don't want to do. Nor does anyone, but in my case I am always aware of it. So please don't invent a debt that does not exist, or before you know it you will be trying to feel gratitude - and that is the treacherous first step downward to complete moral degradation."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
40. "I am as confounded by dogs as I am indebted to them."
Author: Roger Caras
41. "We owe the Aboriginal peoples a debt that is four centuries old. It is their turn to become full partners in developing an even greater Canada. And the reconciliation required may be less a matter of legal texts than of attitudes of the heart."
Author: Romeo LeBlanc
42. "It's not long-term debt if the money is immediately paid back."
Author: Roy Blunt
43. "I owe nothing to anyone, I swear it! Who hired you? I can pay, just tell me who hired—""God hired me!" Rachel's rebuke was like the crack of a toxic whip. Like poisoned thunder. "Humanity owes my kind a debt of flesh for every drop of blood we shed for you. For every one of us that died to save you."
Author: S.G. Night
44. "Growing up, books were my lifeline, and I owe a debt to those writers that can never be repaid. They saved my sanity and gave me a world I could escape to. If I can pay that forward to another person, that's all I ask."
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
45. "I been running up a bill with the devil ever since, and now he's come to collect on the debt."
Author: Steven B. Weissman
46. "I have serious concerns about whether it's prudent to give any foreign country substantial leverage over the U.S. economy. Instead of spending $80 billion on important programs here at home, we're sending this money overseas just to pay interest on our debt."
Author: Tim Johnson
47. "Death is a debt to Nature dueWhich we have paid and so must you."
Author: Tombstone Epitaph
48. "The economy has become seriously unbalanced. Its growth has not been driven by investment or by overcoming Britain's long-standing weaknesses in investment and productivity, particularly skills. Instead, there has been a binge of debt-financed consumer spending."
Author: Vince Cable
49. "God hath made it a debt which one saint owes to another to carry their names to a throne of grace."
Author: William Gurnall
50. "Therefore from the storehouse of His Passion I borrow the price of my debt,"
Author: William Ralph Inge

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