Words pay no debts. [ William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida ]
He that dies pays all debts. [ William Shakespeare ]
Words pay no debts, give her deeds. [ William Shakespeare ]
The best use of money is to pay debts. [ Proverb ]
Loans and debts make worries and frets. [ Proverb ]
Sins and debts are aye mair than we think them. [ Scotch Proverb ]
Speak not of my debts, unless you mean to pay them. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
A hundred load of thought will not pay one of debts. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The Alphabet Of Success
Attend carefully to details.
Be prompt in all things.
Consider well, then decide positively.
Dare to do right, fear to do wrong.
Endure trials patiently.
Fight life's battles bravely.
Go not into the society of the vicious.
Hold your integrity sacred.
Injure not another's reputation.
Join hands only with the virtuous.
Keep your mind free from evil thoughts.
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few special acquaintances.
Never try to appear what you are not.
Observe good manners.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the verity of a friend.
Respect the desires of your parents.
Sacrifice money rather than principle.
Touch not, taste not, handle not intoxicating drinks.
Use your leisure for improvement.
Venture not upon the threshold of wrong.
Watch carefully over your passions.
Xtend to everyone a kindly greeting.
Yield not to discouragement.
Zealously labor for the right, and success is certain. [ Ladies Home Journal ]
Sins and debts are always more than we think them to be. [ Proverb ]
Some are unwisely liberal; and more delight to give presents than to pay debts. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
Our years, our debts, and our enemies are always more numerous than we imagine. [ C. Nodier ]
Of four things every man has more than he knows--of sins, and debts, and years, and foes. [ Persian Proverb ]
When Shakespeare is charged with debts to his authors, Landor replies:
Yes, he was more original than his originals. He breathed upon dead bodies and brought them to life. [ Emerson ]
Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand one cannon ball than a volley of bullets. [ Colton ]
Gratitude is a link between justice and love. It discharges by means of affections those debts which the affections only can discharge, and which are so much the more sacred for this reason. Gratitude never springs up in the soil of selfishness, for self-interest in its eagerness to appropriate is unable to understand the impulses of generosity or to measure the true value of the gift. And, when we do understand it, we must love much to be willing to accept, we refuse when we love but little. Gratitude is the justice of the heart. [ Degerando ]