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    You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you're satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.

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What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.. Epictetus, c read more

What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.. Epictetus, c 200 AD -Seneca.

by Seneca Found in: Materialism Quotes,
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Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older.

Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older.

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The best things in life aren't things.

The best things in life aren't things.

by Art Buchwald Found in: Materialism Quotes,
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Most people seek after what they do not possess and are thus enslaved by the very things they want to read more

Most people seek after what they do not possess and are thus enslaved by the very things they want to acquire. William R. Bradford -Anwar El-Sadat.

by Anwar El-sadat Found in: Materialism Quotes,
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It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into read more

It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.

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Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.

Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.

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Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society.

Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society.

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There is one advantage to having nothing, it never needs repair.

There is one advantage to having nothing, it never needs repair.

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There must be more to life than having everything.

There must be more to life than having everything.

by Maurice Sendak Found in: Materialism Quotes,
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