"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
 
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
 
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
 
Money corrupts. Lots of money corrupts absolutely.
 -- Joe, Rochester, MI
 
 
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