81+ Best Materialistic Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational materialistic quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Materialistic Quotes

Whoever prefers the material comforts of life over intellectual wealth is like the owner of a palace who moves into the servants quarters and leaves the sumptuous rooms empty. Marie Von Ebner Eschenbach

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

Expectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them. You’ll definitely be happier. Simone Elkeles

The world says You have needs  satisfy them. You have as much right as the rich and the mighty. Don’t hesitate to satisfy your needs; indeed, expand your needs and demand more. This is the worldly doctrine of today. And they believe that this is freedom. The result for the rich is isolation and suicide, for the poor, envy and murder. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek. Dalai Lama Xiv

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

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. Oprah Winfrey

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. John Muir

The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure. Stephen Richards

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. Louis C.K.

The Master said, If your conduct is determined solely by considerations of profit you will arouse great resentment. Confucius

A lot of people get so hung up on what they can’t have that they don’t think for a second about whether they really want it. Lionel Shrive

If moneys the god people worship, Id rather go worship the devil instead. Jess C Scott

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

Hold material goods and wealth on a flat palm and not in a clenched fist. Alistair Begg

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

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet. James Oppenheim

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

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.  Franklin D. Roosevelt

That’s sad. How plastic and artificial life has become. It gets harder and harder to find something real. Nin interlocked his fingers, and stretched out his arms. Real love, real friends, real body parts. Jess C Scott

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.  Michael J. Fox

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. Ellen Goodman

Some people, when theres a threat of everything they have being ripped away at a moments notice, they place value on the things they can keep with them, or find anywhere, so they can say these are my things, nobody else can touch them.  Benjamin R. Smith

The reality of loving God is loving him like he’s a Superhero who actually saved you from stuff rather than a Santa Claus who merely gave you some stuff. Criss Jami

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

The Master said, A true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with. Confucius

What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on. Henry David Thoreau

If money’s the god people worship, I’d rather go worship the devil instead. Jess C Scott

A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them then work which one hopes may be of some use then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor such is my idea of happiness. Leo Tolstoy

The real opposition is that between the ego bound man, whose existence is structured by the principle of having, and the free man, who has overcome his egocentricity. Erich Fromm

It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters. Amit Ray

Constantly exposing yourself to popular culture and the mass media will ultimately shape your reality tunnel in ways that are not necessarily conducive to achieving your Soul Purpose and Life Calling. Modern society has generally lost the plot. Slavishly following its false gods and idols makes no sense in a spiritually aware life. Anthon St. Maarten

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius

The Master said, If your conduct is determined solely by considerations of profit you will arouse great resentment. Confucius

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. Ben Carson

When somebody says it’s not about the money, it’s about the money. H.L. Mencken

Happiness only real when shared. Christopher Mccandless

How good something is should never be determined by its cost, designer, origin, or its perceived value by others. Ashly Lorenzana

Very little is needed to make a happy life it is all within yourself in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius

The more things we accumulate, the more cluttered our lives become, and the more stressed we feel as we are compelled to think about them. Life is about people not about things. Natalie Vellacott

Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control. Epictetus

Our economy is based on spending billions to persuade people that happiness is buying things, and then insisting that the only way to have a viable economy is to make things for people to buy so they’ll have jobs and get enough money to buy things. Philip Slater

Those who do not know how to see the precious things in life will never be happy. Alex Flinn

How pointless life could be, what a foolish business of inventing things to love, just so you could dread losing them. Barbara Kingsolver

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about. Dale Carnegie

Every increased possession loads us with new weariness. John Ruskin

A flower blossoms for its own joy. Oscar Wilde

The supposedly immaterial soul, we now know, can be bisected with a knife, altered by chemicals, started or stopped by electricity, and extinguished by a sharp blow or by insufficient oxygen. Steven Pinker

The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely. Louisa May Alcott

Are the things you are living for worth Christ dying for? Leonard Ravenhill

Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.  Bob Marley

Valor is strength, not of legs and arms, but of heart and soul; it consists not in the worth of our horse or our weapons, but in our own. Michel de Montaigne

The problem with people is they forget that most of the time it’s the small things that count. Jennifer Niven

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz? Janis Joplin

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. Epictetus

The European talks of progress because by the aid of a few scientific discoveries he has established a society which has mistaken comfort for civilisation. Benjamin Disraeli

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. Andy Rooney

Some people will insult your intelligence by suddenly being nice or nicer to you once you make it or they think you have. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

They have succeeded in accumulating a greater mass of objects, but the joy in the world has grown less. Fyodor Dostoevsky

A woman who holds her head up too high, is trying to breathe from her own pollution. Suzy Kassem

Money is a great servant but a bad master. Francis Bacon

This is the even handed dealing of the world! he said. There is noting on which it is so hard as poverty; and there is nothing it professes tocondemn with such severity as the pursuit of wealth! Charles Dickens

Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have. Doris Mortman

When we see a good looking woman with a not so good looking man, we assume that the man must have a good bank balance. When we see a good looking man with a not so good looking woman, we assume that she must be good in bed. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx

Let temporal things be in the use, eternal things in the desire. Thomas à Kempis

Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another’s happiness than in your own. Honoré De Balzac

I need anything, anything that will stop me from living in the kind of death the bourgeois eat, the death called comfort. Kathy Acker

Our economy is based on spending billions to persuade people that happiness is buying things, and then insisting that the only way to have a viable economy is to make things for people to buy so theyll have jobs and get enough money to buy things. Philip Slater

But I do know we’re deficient in some way. 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. Mitch Albom

Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get. W. P. Kinsella

They have succeeded in accumulating a greater mass of objects, but the joy in the world has grown less. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Happiness is a myth. It was invented to make us buy new things. Gregory David Roberts

Let your home be you mast and not your anchor. Khalil Gibran

We’re all to driven by materialism. Obsessed with success. With money. With trying to impress people who’ll never be impressed. Sophie Kinsella

The books and magazines streamed in. He could buy them all, they piled up around him and even while he read, the number of those still to be read disturbed him they stood in rows, weighing down his life like a possession which he did not succeed in subordinating to his personality. Thomas Mann

How good something is should never be determined by its cost, designer, origin, or its perceived value by others. Ashly Lorenzana

The modern materialists are not permitted to doubt; they are forbidden to believe. G.K. Chesterton

How pointless life could be, what a foolish business of inventing things to love, just so you could dread losing them. Barbara Kingsolver

Self consciousness of the manner is the expensive substitute for simplicity. George Eliot

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