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    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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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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Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it read more

Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.

by Mark Twain Found in: Materialism Quotes,
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Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.

Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.

by Mahatma Gandhi Found in: Materialism Quotes,
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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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As there is no worldly gain without some loss so there is no worldly loss without some gain.

As there is no worldly gain without some loss so there is no worldly loss without some gain.

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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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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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You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the read more

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.

by Chuck Palahniuk Found in: Materialism Quotes,
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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.

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