Sir Francis BaconSir Francis Bacon, (1561-1626) Philosopher, British Lord Chancellor

Sir Francis Bacon Quote

“If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.”

Sir Francis BaconSir Francis Bacon
~ Sir Francis Bacon

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Anonymous    1/26/06

Sounds like a reasonable excuse to be indebted to me!

Anonymous, Reston, VA US

Sounds like a reasonable excuse to be fiscally successfull... and socially responsible in obtaining and enjoying with that success to me!

David L. Rosenthal, Hollywood

441 billionaires own approximately the same amount of wealth as the less wealthy half of the world's population. That may be exacerbated by the more than 2 billion who are enslaved by totalitarian regimes. Bacon's idea is simple enough, I say. After all, money is not life, the best things in life are free, and covetousness enslaves. But have you tried living without money. It can be challenging.

Joe, Rochester, MI

Money corrupts. Lots of money corrupts absolutely.

Ronw13, OR
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Ronw13, OR    2/9/18

" Money answereth all things" king Solomon, as also stated " The love of money is the root of all evil." let it be debt-free where your nations children are concerned. They, your children, being not strangers. Commonsense 101

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

As it is written:

" For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

~ Matthew 6:21

Don Lee, Reno

True, the evil comes from your heart. "for the LOVE of money is the root of all evil..this verse shows covetous


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