"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."
by:
Sir Francis Bacon
(1561-1626) Philosopher, essayist, British Lord Chancellor
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Sounds like a reasonable excuse to be indebted to me!
 -- Anonymous     
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    Sounds like a reasonable excuse to be fiscally successfull... and socially responsible in obtaining and enjoying with that success to me!
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
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    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.
     -- David L. Rosenthal, Hollywood     
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    Money corrupts. Lots of money corrupts absolutely.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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     -- Dennis Kolb, Warrenton      
    " 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
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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    As it is written:

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

    ~ Matthew 6:21
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    True, the evil comes from your heart. "for the LOVE of money is the root of all evil..this verse shows covetous
     -- Don Lee, Reno     
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