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Inspirational and Insightful Quotations #55 --- Borrowing Trouble

Updated on April 8, 2011

Quotations on Borrowing Trouble

You'll generally observe that when you go to borrow trouble there are already several people at the counter ahead of you waiting for theirs.

—E.A. Brinninstool, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, Calif., May 25, 1922.

The man who borrows trouble is little better than the one who makes it.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., June 23, 1907.

Why borrow trouble? It's the easiest thing in the world to make yourself.

—Wayne Kerr, Payson Chronicle, Payson, March 11, 1932.

Never borrow trouble; you can prove title to enough of it.

—W.A. MacKenzie, The Leesburg Morning Commercial, Leesburg, Fla., Feb. 20, 1927.

Trouble has more lenders than borrowers.

—Bert Moses, Lake Charles American Press, Lake Charles, La., Aug. 11, 1942.

Nothing carries such a high rate of interest as borrowed trouble.

—Bert Moses, Lake Charles American Press, Lake Charles, La., March 26, 1945.

Even if your credit rating is not very good, you can still borrow trouble.

—Charles G. Smith, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., Sept. 11, 1967.

Borrowed trouble is not returnable.

—Bob Talbert, Sarasota Journal, Sarasota, Fla., April 11, 1979.

Don’t go around borrowing trouble–just wait and you’ll have some of your own.

—Purser Hewitt, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., Feb. 29, 1956.

The interest you have to pay on borrowed trouble is usury.

Carson City News, Carson City, Nev., June 29, 1927.

The fellow who borrows trouble never has optimism to lend.

Chicago Heights Star, Chicago Heights, Ill., Nov. 16, 1961.

People who borrow trouble are always ready to lend advice.

Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Nov. 29, 1903.

No use in borrowing trouble. Someone is sure to come around and hand you a batch of it without any cost.

The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus, Miss., Aug. 12, 1935.

See that you do not give to others the trouble you have borrowed.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, July 19, 1891.

When you borrow trouble do not put up your friends as collateral.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 12, 1912.

Some people are so fond of borrowing trouble that they never get out of debt.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Jan. 11, 1914.

When a man borrows trouble he puts up his peace of mind as collateral.

Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls, Mont., April 19, 1940.

Never borrow trouble. There is always somebody that will give you all you want.

Michigan Farmer, Detroit, Mich., Aug. 17, 1886.

It doesn't pay to borrow trouble if you have to pay for the privilege.

Nevada State Herald, Wells, Nev., July 28, 1905.

A man can often borrow trouble by lending money.

Philadelphia Record, Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 14, 1900.

It is a noticeable thing that people who borrow trouble are always generous about sharing the loan with others.

Puck, New York, N.Y., Dec. 18, 1895.

You don’t have to give any security in borrowing trouble.

Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 28, 1909.

It's much easier to borrow trouble than it is to give it away.

San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, Calif., March 2, 1973.

Who wants to borrow trouble when he has already plenty and to spare?

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Aug. 15, 1890.

Inflation takes on new meaning when you start buying trouble.

—Bill Copeland, Sarasota Journal, Sarasota, Fla., March 21, 1980.

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