Borrowing Quotes

By | October 6, 2009
  • A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.~ Mark Twain
  • A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove you don’t need it.~ Bob Hope
  • A borrower may not lend the thing he borrowed.~ Hebrew Proverb
  • Age, like distance lends a double charm.~ Oliver Herford
  • Always borrow from a pessimist, he never expects anything back.~ Author Unknown
  • An empty purse and a new house make a man wise, but too late.~ Portuguese Proverb
  • Before borrowing money from a friend decide which you need most.~ American Proverb
  • Be sure not to owe anything to the rich, and don’t lend anything to the poor.~ Portuguese Proverb
  • Better give a penny than lend twenty.~ Italian Proverb
  • Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing.~ Doris Lessing
  • Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbors.~ Rudyard Kipling
  • Distance lends enchantment to the view.~ Mark Twain
  • Does your neighbor bore you? Lend him some money.~ Italian Proverb
  • Don’t be one to remember everything lent, but forget everything borrowed.~ Author Unknown
  • Don’t borrow money from a neighbor or a friend, but of a stranger where, paying for it you shall hear of it no more.~ Lord Burleigh
  • Don’t shoot people you hate; don’t lend to those you love.~ Cambodian Proverb
  • Don’t worry if you borrow – worry if you lend.~ Russian Proverb
  • During the battle you cannot lend your sword to anyone.~ Bosnian Proverb
  • God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard.~ Aeschylus
  • Happiness does not give, it only lends.~ Danish Proverb
  • Heaven lent you a soul Earth will lend a grave.~ Christian Nevell Bovee
  • He who does not want to lend loses friends; he who lends gains enemies.~ German Proverb
  • He who lends to a friend loses twice.~ French Proverb
  • He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.~ German Proverb
  • I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
  • If you’re going to lend money make sure somebody else is around. If you’re going to give money make sure nobody else is around.~ Author Unknown
  • If you lend something you may lose it, but not if you give it.~ French Proverb
  • If you would know the value of money try to borrow some.~ Benjamin Franklin
  • If you would make an enemy, lend a man money, and ask for it back again.~ Portuguese Proverb
  • It is a very good world to live in, To lend or to spend, or to live in; but to beg or to borrow, or to get a man’s own, It is the very worst world that ever was known.~ John Wilmot
  • Lend everyone your ears, give a hand to your friends but give your lips only to a woman.~ Yiddish Proverb
  • Lending is the firstborn of poverty.~ Nigerian Proverb
  • Lending nourishes bad feeling.~ Arabian Proverb
  • Lend money to someone who won’t pay you back and he’ll hate you.~ Chinese Proverb
  • Lend to God and the earth — they both pay good interest.~ Swedish Proverb
  • Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.~ Michel de Montaigne
  • Let us all be happy, and live within our means, even if we have to borrow the money to do it with.~ Artemus Ward
  • Loans and debts make worry and frets.~ Author Unknown
  • Luck never gives; it only lends.~ Swedish Proverb
  • Money lent to a friend must be recovered from an enemy.~ German Proverb
  • Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent to me.~ Anatole France
  • Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.~ Erma Bombeck
  • No, Sir, you will have much more influence by giving or lending money where it is wanted, than by hospitality.~ Samuel Johnson
  • One of the best ways to do yourself a favor is to lend somebody else a helping hand.~ Author Unknown
  • Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.~ George Santayana
  • People are much more willing to lend you books than bookcases.~ Mark Twain
  • People cannot live by lending money to one another.~ John Ruskin
  • People lend only to the rich.~ Traditional Proverb
  • Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.~ Edmund Burke
  • Quick to borrow is always slow to pay.~ Author Unknown
  • Reading means borrowing.~ Georg C. Lichtenberg
  • Take the time to understand and lend a gentle helping hand.~ Author Unknown
  • To look forward and not back, To look out and not in, and To lend a hand.~ Edward Everett Hale
  • When a person has no need to borrow they find multitudes willing to lend.~ Oliver Goldsmith
  • Who goes a borrowing, goes a sorrowing.~ Author Unknown
  • Who ventures to lend, loses money and friend.~ Dutch Proverb
  • You buy yourself an enemy when you lend a man money.~ Yiddish Proverb
  • You can’t force anyone to love you or lend you money.~ Jewish Proverb
  • You easily lend bread to the one who has flour.~ French Proverb
  • Your friend lends and your enemy asks for payment.~ Dutch Proverb
  • Your wife and your wheelbarrow — lend them to no one.~ Luxembourg Proverb

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