37 Quotes About Being Materialistic

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Having a lot for things before people can be a sign of materialism. There is nothing wrong with appreciating the things you have worked hard to obtain. But placing a priority on obtaining things can lead to a loss of standards in public life. These quotes about being materialistic help to bring to light some of the issues that result from living a life in this way.

“A materialistic person is ruthless with other people but kind to himself. A spiritual person is ruthless with himself but kind to everybody else.”

“A materialistic world will not be won to Christ by a materialistic church.”

“Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.”

“As human beings, we’re very materialistic and have all this stuff furs and cars and diamonds and money.”

“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.”

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”

“If I’m a lush at anything, it’s food and drink. I’m not materialistic in any way, but I value food.”

“If materialistic knowledge is power, it is not wisdom. It is but a blind force.”

“If you are really a product of a materialistic universe, how is it that you don’t feel at home there?”

“I’m not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does.”

“It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.”

“It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.”

“Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”

“Materialistic things bring forth some pleasurable moments, but never a sample of happiness.”

“Money is a great servant but a bad master.”

“Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.”

“Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. ”

“Much of our activity these days is nothing more than a cheap anesthetic to deaden the pain of an empty life.”

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.”

“Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.”

“Possessions are usually diminished by possession.”

“Purposeless activity may be a phase of death. ”

“The adornment of the body is a human need. I don’t see anything superficial about it unless your life becomes very materialistic.”

“The entire money structure and materialistic society is a false society.”

“The fact remains that the materialistic view is a truncated view of reality.”

“The materialistic point of view in psychology can claim, at best, only the value of an heuristic hypothesis.”

“The only time you look in your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look in your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.”

“The prospect of being immortal doesn’t excite me, but the prospect of being a materialistic idol for four years does appeal.”

“The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.”

“The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.”

“The very poor are strictly materialistic. It takes money to be a mystic.”

“There is something perverse about more than enough. When we have more, it is never enough. It is always somewhere out there, just out of reach. The more we acquire, the more elusive enough becomes. ”

“To be content with little is difficult; to be content with much, impossible.”

“Today, society is sacrificing love, values and dharma in its pursuit of materialistic gains.”

“We are too involved in materialistic things, and they don’t satisfy us. The loving relationships we have, the universe around us, we take these things for granted.”

“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”

“When somebody says it’s not about the money, it’s about the money.”

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