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 Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.
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 statesman, scientist and philosopher.
Blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly!
Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet and satirist.
A pig bought on credit is forever grunting.
In God we trust; all others must pay cash.
Buying on trust is the way to pay double.
Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.
O Gold! I still prefer thee unto paper, which makes bank credit like a bark of vapor.
Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.