Materialism Related Quotes



The most important thing about the gentleman was that he was an idealist. ... He was bred up to a code of self-restraint which taught resistance to pragmatic temptation. He was definitely a man of sentiment, who refused to put matters on a basis of materialism and self-aggrandizement.

Richard M. Weaver


This is our most dangerous addiction - our addiction to things. For it is this addiction that underlies the materialism of our age. And nowhere is this addiction more apparent than in our addiction to money.

Russell Peters


“What incredible insanity is driving us to hold this child, to glorify the grossness of our materialism as if you can buy the soul of a child,”

Ramsey Clark


The sense that materialism has gotten out of hand is magnified by the pressures facing middle-class American families.

Robert Wuthnow


The most loathsome materialism is not the kind people usually think of, but the sort that attempts to let dead ideas pass for living realities, diverting into sterile myths the stubborn and lucid attention we give to what we have within us that must forever die.

Albert Camus


We are shallow because we have become enslaved by gross materialism, the glitter of gold and its equivalents, for which reason we think that only the material goods of this earth can satisfy us and we must therefore grab as much as can while we are able.

F. Sionil Jose


In an era ruled by materialism and unstable geopolitics, art must be restored to the center of public education.

Camille Paglia


We are in the grip of a scientific materialism, caught in a vicious cycle where our security today seems to depend on regimentation and weapons which will ruin us tomorrow.

Charles Lindbergh


All this talk about atheistic materialism and God-fearing American I think is beside the point; it's a rather vapid form of religion.

Reinhold Niebuhr


Individually, people are finding that a simpler lifestyle provides greater satisfaction than relentless pursuit of materialism.

Laurance Rockefeller