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1. "Every year I collect a select amount of material possessions (baseball cards, coins, famous paraphernalia) to pass on to my children. In two or more generations they should have a small fortune of 'ancient' famous items."
Author: Akutra Ramses Atenosis Cea
2. "The love that we feel for each other is not about the worldly things, those materialistic possessions, or great looks either.It's about the breath I hold at your sheer sight. It's about the constant drumming of my heart when you come near me, making me aware of your control on me, and how my senses crave for more of you. My love for you is ‘you', and it will still take me eternity to figure out more of it!"
Author: Ankita Chadha
3. "No Utopia can ever give satisfaction to everyone, all the time... As their material conditions improve, men raise their sights and become discontented with powers and possessions that once would have seemed beyond their wildest dreams."
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
4. "Since this craving (for material possessions) is in the nature of competition, it only brings happiness when we outdistance a rival, to whom it brings correlative pain."
Author: Bertrand Russell
5. "One of the best lessons we can learn is humility. You should define your material possessions; they shouldn't define you. #"
Author: Celso Cukierkorn
6. "So what is the difference between someone who willfully indulges in sexual pleasures while ignoring the Bible on moral purity and someone who willfully indulges in the selfish pursuit of more and more material possessions while ignoring the Bible on caring for the poor? The difference is that one involves a social taboo in the church and the other involves the social norm in the church."
Author: David Platt
7. "Too many of us die without knowing transcendent joy, in part because we pursue one form or another of materialism. We seek meaning in possessions, in pursuit of cosmic justice for earthly grievances, in the acquisition of power over others. But one day Death reveals that life is wasted in these cold passions, because zealotry of any kind precludes love except of the thing that is idolized."
Author: Dean Koontz
8. "It is foolish to hold tightly to material possessions. We do not own them, but they can own us."
Author: Dillon Burroughs
9. "A person functioning exclusively in the Cartesian mode may be free from manifest symptoms but cannot be considered mentally healthy. Such individuals typically lead ego-centred, competitive, goal-oriented lives. Overpreoccupied with their past and their future, they tend to have a limited awarenessof the present and thus a limited ability to derive satisfaction from ordinary activities in everyday life. They concentrate on manipulating the external world and measure their living standard by the quantity of material possessions, while they become ever more alienated from their inner world and unable to appreciate the process of life. For people whose existence is dominated by this mode of experience no level of wealth, power, or fame will bring genuine satisfaction"
Author: Fritjof Capra
10. "All things are transitory. All things must pass. Attachments whether to material possessions, to people, to places to name, are futile. Despite your clinging, these things will fade away."
Author: Hari Kunzru
11. "In sports teams, apart from talk of sporting prowess and the imparting of inspirational thought, an extraordinary amount of time is spent discussing, and flaunting, material possessions."
Author: Harsha Bhogle
12. "Blessedness, not material possessions, is the measure of right thought; wretchedness, not lack of material possessions, is the measure of wrong thought."
Author: James Allen
13. "Men are not great or small because of their material possessions. They are great or small because of what they are."
Author: James Cash Penney
14. "When you're missing a peice of yourself, aching, gut wrenching emptiness begins to take over. Until you find the link that completes your very soul, the feeling will never go away. Most people find a way to fill this void, material possessions, a string of relationships, affairs, food...I bear my soul, with words, for all to see."
Author: Jennifer Salaiz
15. "My life was a wreck. I had nothing, no material possessions, unless debts counts. Fourteen pairs of shoes that were too small for me was all I had to show after a lifetime of profligate spending. I hadn't a job. I hadn't any qualifications. I'd achieved nothing with my life. I'd never been happy. I had no husband or boyfriend."
Author: Marian Keyes
16. "These Souls with great Material Possessions were allowed this because of Past Good Works in their Previous Life, but now feel there is no need for Spiritual Progress. They are too easily forgetting why they were granted this Material Wealth in the first place. Therefore we must stop them from accumulating more Material Gains to Guide them back to the right path."
Author: Mary Todd Lincoln
17. "I am not that attached to material things. And the good thing is I can make choices. I have very few possessions. Luckily, as a man you don't need much... a few papers, a couple of books, and a few shirts, jackets, sweaters. It fits in a little thing, in a paper bag, so it's very easy."
Author: Nicolas Berggruen
18. "Material success may result in the accumulation of possessions; but only spiritual success will enable you to enjoy them"
Author: Nido Qubein
19. "Pleasure and more a business. Julian grew visibly excited as he recounted how he sold all his material possessions and headed for India, a land whose"
Author: Robin S. Sharma
20. "Far greater than all the material possessions that I possess is my Freedom to choose, my Freedom to Live,and my Freedom to be Happy.-RVM"
Author: Rvm
21. "I draw from my family and my friends and I feel like that small-town person. The achievements, the materialistic possessions have really become to mean less. They mean nothing."
Author: Sheryl Crow
22. "Material possessions aren't important to me," I say breathlessly. "All that matters to me is yoga."
Author: Sophie Kinsella
23. "But as an adult working in the fashion industry, I struggle with materialism. And I'm one of the least materialistic people that exist, because material possessions don't mean much to me. They're beautiful, I enjoy them, they can enhance your life to a certain degree, but they're ultimately not important."
Author: Tom Ford
24. "We might give God our tithing, our material possessions, even our time and talents, but those are not really ours to begin with. They are gifts on loan. What is ours is the only genuine sacrifice we can lay on the altar—total submission."
Author: Toni Sorenson
25. "I was one of those people who put too much emphasis on work and career and material possessions, and it took its toll on all my relationships, on my physical health, my emotional and mental health."
Author: Tony Shalhoub

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