Quotes About Material Possessions

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

Anthon St. Maarten
“We have created a manic world nauseous with the pursuit of material wealth. Many also bear their cross of imagined deprivation, while their fellow human beings remain paralyzed by real poverty. We drown in the thick sweetness of our sensual excess, and our shameless opulence, while our discontent souls suffocate in the arid wasteland of spiritual deprivation.”
Anthon St. Maarten

Stephen M. Irwin
“Laine slowly rolled out of bed. The queen size was one of the few new things in the house. But now, even the new bed felt tainted. It was an inner-spring monument to lies, a petri dish of mendacity she had shared with her faithless husband, and shared now with creeping dreams that flew from the light but left harsh scratches and diseased black feathers. Laine promised herself that, as soon as, she could, she would rid herself of this house, this bed, her clothes, her jewelry - everything but the flesh she lived in. She would scrub herself clean and flee to start a new life whose first and only commandment would be: Never let thyself be lied to again.”
Stephen M. Irwin, The Dead Path

Maddy Malhotra
“If you aren't happy for what you already have then what makes you think you will be happy with more.”
Maddy Malhotra, How to Build Self-Esteem and Be Confident: Overcome Fears, Break Habits, Be Successful and Happy

Alex Morritt
“Why the obsession with worldly possessions ? When it's your time to go, they have to stay behind, so pack light.”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe
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“Already, in the last few decades, you have realized the utter futility of of encumbering yourselves with superfluous possessions that have no useful virtue, but which, for various sentimental reasons, you continue to hoard, thus lessening your life's efficiency by using for it time and attention that should have been applied to the practical work of life's accomplishments. (The Miracle of the Lily - 1928)”
Clare Winger Harris, The Dreaming Sex: Early Tales of Scientific Imagination by Women

Stephen M. Irwin
“Laine taped the last box shut. That was it, then: All of Gavin's belongings put away; some for charity, some for the dump, some to be saved for a happier 'one day' that Laine felt, right now, was as distant as the stars.”
Stephen M. Irwin, The Dead Path

Dean Koontz
“She never had much in this life, but with the simplest things, she made her corner of the world as beautiful as any king's palace. We may lack riches, but the greatest fortune is what lies in our hearts.”
Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas

John Lanchester
“You could not spend your entire span of life in thrall to the code of stuff. There was no code of stuff. Stuff was just stuff. You couldn't live by it or for it.”
John Lanchester, Capital

James Rozoff
“He who dies with the most toys...dies a child.”
James Rozoff

Debasish Mridha
“You cannot enrich yourself with material possessions. However, you can enrich yourself by giving yourself away with love, service, kindness, compassion, and courage.”
Debasish Mridha

“it is good to have wealth. It is great to leave in comfort. It is awesome to obtain possessions but, don't be too eager for material possessions for the same material possessions that bring joy are the same possessions that bring sorrow and pain and also leave a big had I know on our minds”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“A very disappointing outcome is always destined to happen to anyone who chases material things in search of happiness.”
Edmond Mbiaka

“While small minds were bragging about their material possessions, great minds were busy expanding their assets.”
Edmond Mbiaka

“Don't complicate your life by surrounding yourself with people who see life as a competition about who has the most material possessions.”
Edmond Mbiaka

“It's very risky to capture a woman's attention only through your material possessions, because if they happen to vanish, she probably would be gone too. In other words, if the reason why she is with you is not there, she might not see any other reason to hang around.”
Edmond Mbiaka

“No level of pleasure from any material possession compares to the feeling of unconditional happiness.”
Edmond Mbiaka

Nikolai Gogol
“Truth to tell, it was a bit difficult for him at first to get used to such limitations, but later it somehow became a habit and went better; he even accustomed himself to going entirely without food in the evenings; but instead he was nourished spiritually, bearing in his thoughts the eternal idea of the future overcoat. From then on it was as if his very existence became somehow fuller, as if he were married, as if some other person were there with him, as if he were not alone but some pleasant life's companion had agreed to walk down the path of life with him––and this companion was none other than that same overcoat with its cotton-wool quilting, with its sturdy lining that knew no wear.”
Nikolai Gogol, The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol

“In reality, for anybody to make real impact, he ought to be real. He ought to know the real position of materialism in purposefulness. He ought to understand the real reasons to act and the consequences for staying dormant. He ought to know the people who matter most in making true impacts and build the best synergy. As a matter of fact, he ought to be ready to embrace the real challenges that come with staying purposeful and making real impact. In fact, he ought to be able to turn what least counts and what is so uncanny to what really counts. He ought to be a mindset changer.He ought to know the real essence of time and timing and the value of patience and assertiveness. He ought to be strong. Living to leave footprints that count is what will make us count”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“When you define yourself with your material possessions, you would likely attract those who would do anything humanly possible to come into your life to take advantage of you.”
Edmond Mbiaka

“It is very awkward how some people don't have any investment, wouldn't buy self-development books, complain that organic foods are too expensive for them to afford, but yet they have all the costly brand name clothes, shoes, bags, and other expensive accessories.”
Edmond Mbiaka

“We grew up hearing stories about how he has been cheated - out of money, out of reputation, out of a grander fate. We had lost everything, he'd wail, and that was despite the fact that we had each other.”
Alison Singh Gee

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