Quotable #86: Bad Debts

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“We often pay our debts not because it is only fair that we should, but to make future loans easier.” — La Rochefoucauld

“The ideas of debtor and creditor as to what constitutes a good time never coincide.” — P.G. Wodehouse, Love Among the Chickens, 1906

“The customer is always right — until his bill is overdue:.” — Anon., Cincinnati Enquirer, May 1, 1941

“You can pay for everything nowadays with a credit card, except the monthly hills you run up with it.” — David Istvan, Accounting Principles, 1979

“I light my cigars with hundred-dollar bills. Some are a year overdue, some are two years overdue.” — Milton Berle, Milton Berle’s Private Joke File, 1989

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4 thoughts on “Quotable #86: Bad Debts

  1. Clearly, David Istvan never got one of those letters urging him to transfer his credit card balance to a different credit card. And I love the Milton Berle quotation. He’d slipped from my mind, but he was part of my childhood television viewing — including that famous appearance of Elvis Presley, which scandalized my father.

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