Quotes About Materialism

Perfect for when you need to step back from considering material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values.


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

— Seneca

The Taj Mahal was built by a ruthless but incredibly rich Mugal Emperor, Shah Jehan, for his wife. Both are now dead.

If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can’t buy.

— Anonymous

Most people seek after what they do not possess and are thus enslaved by the very things they want to acquire.

— Anwar El-Sadat

Economics is not about things and tangible material objects; it is about men, their meanings and actions.

— Ludwig von Mises

The best things in life aren’t things.

— Art Buchwald

It all depends on whether you have things, or they have you.

— Robert A. Cook

We are the slaves of objects around us, and appear little or important according as these contract us or give us room to expand.

— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.

— Pam Shaw

Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.

— Doug Horton
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