• Our chief comforts often produce our greatest anxieties, and the increase in our possessions is but an inlet to new disquietudes.
    ~ Oliver Goldsmith
  • Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.
    ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them.
    ~ Erich Fromm
  • Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.
    Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.
    ~ Douglas Horton
  • After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world.
    After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world.
    ~ Pam Shaw
  • Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.
    ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
  • The best things in life aren't things.
    The best things in life aren't things.
    ~ Art Buchwald
  • There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
    There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
    ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race.
    ~ Bob Marley
  • I've always felt that your belongings have never been on a level with you.
    ~ George Eliot