A man in debt is so far a slave.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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I hate this shallow Americanism which hopes to get rich by credit, to get knowledge by raps on midnight tables, to learn the economy of the mind by phrenology, or skill without study, or mastery without apprenticeship.
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
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Let us live is as small a circle as we will, we are either debtors or creditors before we have had time look around.
Debt, we’ve learned, is the match that lights the fire of every crisis. Every crisis has its own set of villains – pick your favorite: bankers, regulators, central bankers, politicians, overzealous consumers, credit rating agencies – but all require one similar ingredient to create a true crisis: too much leverage.