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Sentemce Sermons (Christian Inspiration) #83 --- Borrowing Trouble

Updated on April 9, 2011

Quotations on Borrowing Trouble

To accept trouble is not to borrow trouble. Borrowing trouble is apprehension; expecting trouble is comprehension. One who expects difficulty as an integral part of his lot will not be swept off his feet with surprise and dismay when it comes.

—S.E. Frost, Austin American, Austin, Texas, April 3, 1930.

Bear ye one another's burdens does not apply to borrowed troubles.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., March 22, 1908.

Borrow trouble and you will soon be rich in misery.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Oct. 24, 1909.

There's a world of difference between borrowing trouble and sharing it.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., June 12, 1910.

We borrow trouble as a part of every day’s experience, and live to discover the futility of such a mental attitude.

—Frank Francis, Ogden Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah, Jan. 9, 1940.

Every man has more borrowed trouble than real trouble.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., Dec. 7, 1939.

The interest paid on borrowed trouble is unnecessary worry.

—Jack Warwick, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 22, 1935.

The fellow who starts out to borrow trouble doesn't have to go far to learn his credit in that particular is unlimited.

—W.P. Ball, New Orleans States, New Orleans, La., Sept. 12, 1936.

If you borrow trouble don’t return it with interest.

—Nat Campbell, El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas, Aug. 28, 1958.

They who borrow trouble never repay with kindness but in kind.

Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 4, 1913.

When a man borrows trouble, imagination is the loan agent.

Detroit Journal, Detroit, Mich., Sept. 15, 1899.

The person who borrows trouble is always anxious to give it away.

Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas, April 25, 1892.

Some people borrow trouble and other buy it.

Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas, April 24, 1895.

When a man borrows trouble he usually learns the interest is compounded.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, Oct. 20, 1924.

The man who borrows trouble thereby places a mortgage on his peace of mind.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, Oct. 4, 1925.

If you have a bad memory, borrow nothing but trouble. Folks don't want you to pay it back.

Morning Advocate, Baton Rouge, La., July 20, 1953.

Do not borrow trouble unless by so doing you can relieve some sufferer of the burden.

Pittsburgh Post, Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 10, 1913.

When you want to borrow trouble it is not necessary to get an indorse.

Pittsburgh Post, Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 3, 1914.

It doesn't pay to borrow trouble even on a friend's account.

Salt Lake Mining Review, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 30, 1920.

When a man borrows trouble there's the devil to pay.

Saturday Evening Post, Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 31, 1903.

The man who borrows trouble never pays back as much as he gets.

Austin American, Austin, Texas, June 1, 1922.

The man who is always hunting trouble never has need to borrow any.

Carson City News, Carson City, Nev., June 9, 1927.

When you leave a trouble behind, don’t make the mistake of buying a round-trip ticket.

—Bert Moses, Lake Charles American-Press, Lake Charles, La., April 16, 1929.

The law of supply and demand works in everything but trouble.

—Bert Moses, Lake Charles American Press, Lake Charles, La., Nov. 20, 1946.

The man who seeks trouble will always find the world in an accommodating mood.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., March 25, 1933.


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