Science does not know its debt to imagination. Goethe did not believe that a great naturalist could exist without this faculty.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I must say, I never expected to see the day where I would be talking about anything other than reducing the debt, I'm running into the tyranny of zero, which is where you can't reduce (the debt) any more.

Alan Greenspan

We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.

Thomas Jefferson

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.

Alexander Hamilton

We're not in arrears. We're out of credit card debt.

Scott Andrews

It seems unbelievable that the IMF is now boldly undoing the debt deal…agreed at its own annual meetings in September.

Max Lawson

If you look casually at a picture of debt burden and bankruptcies, they walk together.

Kartik Athreya

With this accounting treatment, aimed at disposing bad debt, we are now bracing for a turnaround.

Hiroshi Sato

We know that the people of San Francisco don't have an appetite for taxpayer-backed debt.

Lisa Lang

Without this action we would reach the debt limit today.

Brookly Mclaughlin

The average debt per household is $9,000. The rate now is $180. It will be $360.

Howard Dvorkin

What type of career I choose will depend on the amount of debt I have when I graduate.

Robert Fischer

It does not go against your debt service. It will not have a negative impact on the city.

Larry Ward

We're getting rid of credit card debt over the next few months.

John Ammatelli

A debtor stands before you. I am one of the civilians who are in your debt. You protected our nation.

Martin Boire

They could have been monetized and applied to debt.

Paul Davner

This is a debt, not a gift, and we should use it very well.

Kemal Dervis

Most Americans are now aware of the consumer debt trap and the need to build wealth, but don't believe they can do so.

Stephen Brobeck

The debt is still something that has to be resolved.

Matthew Cordaro

A combination of debt and equity is what's being discussed.

Craig Parsons

You'll see creditors get more aggressive at collecting debt, the reason being that they can.

Howard Dvorkin

Of course Argentina can pay its debt. This is an overreaction caused by the power vacuum ahead of the elections.

Martin Redrado

[The airline's hangar has approximately $25 million in debt,] not to us, but to bondholders, ... That's the only problem area we anticipate.

Louis Miller

Layering debt on the operation of the Hall of Fame was something we were absolutely committed not to do.

John Tate

We need that 500 to become customers in order for us to have the base that we need to pay down the debt.

Lorenzo Carmon

The debt management plan is really a repayment plan.

Deanne Loonin

I'm still concerned his plan does not do enough to reduce the debt.

John Webber

We all have a debt that we need to pay. That's just one of the things that we're giving back to the community we live in.

Bill Morris

They go into debt to get an education -- and you're already in debt just living.

Patricia Houston

There is also the issue of debt forgiveness for some construction companies by banks.

Richard Jerram

Falling appetite for debt among the top 500 corporate segment is now a two-year trend.

Paul Dowling

They expressed interest and we saw it as an opportunity to reduce debt.

Don Olsen

Extending the debt payment gives them a chance to build their business.

Matthew Harrigan

We feel great about where we are with our debt strategy.

Keith Sherin

Total will be the first (oil) company to have no (tax) debt ... no problems with Venezuela.

Jose Vielma Mora

We're a debt-free township and we strive in our budget to keep it that way.

Jeff Shaffer

The money is a factor, and it's become more so because students are accruing more debt.

Lisa Ward

It takes as much imagination to create debt as to create income.

Leonard Orr

If we use a bid system, it guarantees the ANRC debt will be returned.

Mick Wagner

The debt is going to be crushing.

Larry Sabato

There is debt and there is a black hole.

Shelly Spivack

This reduces the quantity of Brazilian debt in the market.

Claudia Calich

The answer is debt. The pump is being primed by debt, but not by real growth.

Martin Cantor

Our debt-to-revenue ratio is very good. Our bonds are backed by our sales tax.

Bob Patterson

That 1 cent translates to $1.4 million and that wouldn't even cover the $1.5 million in operations, much less the debt service.

Byron Walker

She believed it was her obligation to pay off (the debt), ... She was essentially a sex slave for the defendant.

Jeanine Pirro

The deal to provide 100 percent debt cancellation is in jeopardy.

Tony Fratto

We've got debt to take care of and we've got to pick it up.

Jerry Joerger

Today's contributors probably don't know that they may be giving to pay off a prior campaign debt.

Fred Lewis

No one has had any debt cancelled yet.

Stephen Rand

We pay for lights and air conditioning. They don't want to go in debt for us being able to use it, but that's about it.

David Hyland

There has to be the right circumstances to negotiate down the debt.

Lynn Schmidt

There's a myth that debt is dangerous.

Adriane Berg

Our cost of debt will be lower than the return we expect from this business.

Dianne Neal

This is the downside of doing an all-debt plan.

Bill Brandt

Our goal is to serve God, and it's harder to do that when you're in debt.

Greg Romano

When a man is in love or in debt, someone else has the advantage.

Bill Balance

The Germans have a different consumption mentality: They don't get into debt.

Hubertus Pellengahr

A U.S. firm with debt capabilities but not much equity, or a foreign firm without much U.S. investment banking business.

Thomas Weisel

The generation before us didn't have these types of classes and maybe that's why a lot of them are in debt right now.

Morgan Smith

This erases our debt completely. We're just really excited.

Jan Miller

But we had a debt to pay.

Charlie Strickland

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?

Adam M. Smith

We owe the Big Ten a debt of gratitude.

John Swofford

This woman is amazing. I should take her to one of the classes I teach on debt.

Karen Altfest

We learned a lesson (against TC). And the seniors have a debt to pay Friday.

Jim Harte

If the debt upgrade happens, it will likely benefit banking issues the most.

Carlos Samano

We all need to show a debt of gratitude toward Billie.

Tracy Austin

Some of this is a shift; money identified as bad debt is shifted into charity care.

Mike Green

This is definitely a pay-as-you-go plan. We're not going to put the club into debt over this.

David Riley

I come from a country that lives for football and I owe the people a debt of gratitude.

Lomana Lualua

I think a lot of Americans are in credit card debt since it is so easy to get credit these days.

Janelle Wittenburg

If you have debt I'm willing to bet that general clutter is a problem for you too.

Suze Orman

We don't think bad debt is equivalent to charity care.

Anne Murphy

That's just moving debt around.

Patricia Hasson

It won't get us there, but it covers 40 percent of our debt. It's a good start.

Theresa Nakata

It is not acceptable to take a catastrophe of nature and turn it into a catastrophe of debt.

Mike Pence

The objective was to even out the debt over the life of the bonds.

Tom Vincz

The county is not getting out of debt; (it) is getting in debt. Under our proposal, the county will get out of the hospital business.

Robert Rosenthal

All of the major players were buying a lot of places and they were going into debt.

Greg Bolton

Poets, like friends to whom you are in debt, you hate.

William Wycherley

Like I'm going to be in debt now for the rest of my life.

John Hamilton

This will be paid for, there's no debt. We're not going to do have to do a levy and ask for money from anybody.

Joe Jenkins

So we're paying about $2 million a year on debt reduction.

Dick Hamilton

This agreement will turn a non-strategic investment into cash that we can use to pay down debt.

C. Michael Armstrong

You bought it on sale and you end off paying more for it if you paid by credit card. Get that debt paid off and get on with it.

Barbara Steinmetz

I would want to carefully analyze our reserve versus our debt load.

William Shelton

Debt relief is considered to be aid.

Amadeu Altafaj

There is nothing that puts a man more in your debt than that he owes you nothing.

Mark Caine

Bad debt is debt that is used to enhance consumption.

Gary Schatsky

They go in debt too far right off the bat, and they have financial problems.

Don Campbell

The program doesn't have the ability to pay it back or to service debt of that size.

David Maurstad

Shareholders basically have got more debt, more fees, more equities.

Mark Husson

The debt Mitsubishi Motors has will not show up on our balance sheet.

Juergen Schrempp

It's certainly possible he ran into debt with his supplier.

Lindy Urso

We refuse to go into foolish debt to pay for it.

Ted Christman

When you take on debt, you increase your risk, but you also increase your return.

Elissa Buie

In the midst of life we are in debt.

Ethel Watts Mumford

I'm so glad I'm not paying off loans to the bank, ... If you get into debt, you can get creamed real fast.

Suellen Miller

I like my players to be married and in debt. That's the way you motivate them.

Ernie Banks

It's a debt management tool.

Ellen Frishberg

We were really ordinary people and we really owe a debt of gratitude to (their adviser) Daisy Bates and to our parents.

Ernest Green

I see very little other sources of financial catastrophe than credit-card debt.

Elissa Buie