Thursday, April 2, 2015

B is for Bacon (Francis that is)

This year, my theme is Quotes from A-Z.  Each day I will post a quote from a person whose name starts with each day's letter.  It will be short and sweet but hopefully it will bring a moment of inspiration, laughter, or meditation to your busy day.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the quotes in the comments or what other quote is your favorite by that day's person. On each Saturday, I will list all the quotes from the week and you can vote to tell me which was your favorite!  

B is for Francis Bacon
(1561-1626) an English Philosopher

Portrait by Frans Pourbus
source: Wikipedia

“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.”

Quote found on Goodreads
and crosschecked on Quotery.

How's the Challenge going for you so far?



  1. First I thought, mmmm bacon... instead much cooler, thank you.

    Welcome in the "B"... as a host I am stopping by to say thank you!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

  2. Alex- so true.

    Jeremy- haha, I know who doesn't love a little bacon in the morning? Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I'm doing quotes for my theme too! I love them and am looking forward to seeing all the quotes and people you pick. :)

  4. Yes, I much prefer to think of money as a tool for survival rather than a goal for life. I'm running nearly a full day behind on the challenge (my "A" post went up with just over an hour to spare yesterday), but hopefully I'll catch up very soon.

  5. I'd take bacon over money. Unless the money was used to buy bacon.

  6. That is so true what he said about money way back then and so true today!


  7. Four hundred years and still relevant.

  8. Julie- Oh cool! It will be interesting if we pick the same people!

    Patrick- It's hard to stay up on things during the Challenge, isn't it. It gets kinda crazy! Good luck!

    Adam- haha, me too!

    Betty- It's amazing how little the world has changed, isn't it?

    JE- Sure is!

  9. Oh, so very true. Money would be the master of us all. Great quote!

  10. What's funny is Bacon was accused of accepting bribes and impeached by Parliament for corruption (although many thought he'd been set up).