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CREDIT
[ Also see Banks Borrowing Business Confidence Creditors Debt Finance Lending Money Reputation Trust Worth ]

What is bought is cheaper than a gift.
      - Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)

Credit is a system whereby a person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay.
      - Charles Dickens

If confidence is a plant of slow growth, credit is one which matures much more slowly.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

Remember that credit is money.
      - Benjamin Franklin

Lose not thine own for want of asking for it; 'twill get thee no thanks.
      - Thomas Fuller (1)

No man's credit is as good as his money.
      - Edgar Watson Howe

We have now learned that rashness and imprudence will not be deterred from taking credit; let us try whether fraud and avarice may be more easily restrained from giving it.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

Private credit is wealth; public honor is security; the feather that adorns the royal bird supports its flight; strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth.
      - Junius (pseudonym, possibly of Sir Philip Francis),
        Affair of the Falkland Islands
         (vol. I, letter XLII)

Public credit is suspicion asleep.
      - Thomas Paine

Blest paper-credit! last and best supply!
  That lends corruption lighter wings to fly.
      - Alexander Pope, Moral Essays
         (ep. 3, l. 39)

Credit is a matter so subtle in its essence, that, as it may be obtained almost without reason, so, without reason, may it be made to melt away.
      - Anthony Trollope

He smote the rock of the national resources, and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth. He touched the dead corpse of Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet.
      - Daniel Webster, Speech on Hamilton
         (vol. I, p. 200)


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