An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Creditor:  One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.


Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914, American author, editor, journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary")


O Gold! I still prefer thee unto paper, which makes bank credit like a bark of vapor.


Lord Byron (1788-1824, British poet)


Nothing so cements and holds together all the parts of a society as faith or credit, which can never be kept up unless men are under some force or necessity of honestly paying what they owe to one another.


Marcus T. Cicero (c. 106-43 BC, Roman orator, politician)


A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.


Charles Dickens (1812-1870, British novelist)


Remember that credit is money.


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


When a crow is killed by a storm, the fortuneteller says, "He died by my curse."


Indian Proverb (Sayings of Indian origin)


Blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly!


Alexander Pope (1688-1744, British poet, critic, translator)


A pig bought on credit is forever grunting.


Spanish Proverb (Sayings of Spanish origin)


Credit is like a looking glass, which when once sullied by a breath, may be wiped clear again, but if once cracked can never be repaired.


Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832, British novelist, poet)


Usually the greatest boasters are the smallest workers. The deep rivers pay a larger tribute to the sea than shallow brooks, and yet empty themselves with less noise.


W. Secker


The private control of credit is the modern form of slavery.


Upton Sinclair (1878-1968, American novelist, social reformer)


The surest way to establish your credit is to work yourself into the position of not needing any.


Maurice Switzer


Beautiful credit! The foundation of modern society. Who shall say that this is not the golden age of mutual trust, of unlimited reliance upon human promises?


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


Buying on trust is the way to pay double.


Author Unknown


There is no limit to what a man can do or how far he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.


Robert Woodruff


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