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  • Lionel Trilling
    Lionel Trilling
    American Critic 1905-1975
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    In the American metaphysic, reality is always material reality, hard, resistant, unformed, impenetrable, and unpleasant.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
    American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
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    Indeed much of the literature written about black folks in the post-civil rights era emphasized the need for jobs. Material advancement was deemed the pressing agenda. Mental health concerns were not a high priority. - From (2003) Rock My Soul
  • Adolf Loos
    Adolf Loos
    Austrian and Czechoslovak architect 1870-1933
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    It does not do to use it with forms whose origin is intimately bound up with a specific material simply because no technical difficulties stand in the way.
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt
    American statesman 1858-1919
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    It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.
  • Auberon Herbert
    Auberon Herbert
    British writer, theorist, philosopher
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    It is the small owner who offers the only really profitable and reliable material for taxation. He is made for taxation.
  • Robert Collier
    Robert Collier
    American author 1885-1950
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    It is your work to clear away the mass of encumbering material of thoughts, so that you may bring into plain view the precious thing at the center of the mass.
  • Barbara de Angelis
    Barbara de Angelis
    American relationship consultant, lecturer and author 1951-
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    Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Man identifies himself with earth or material. Spirit is strange to him: he is afraid of ghosts.
  • Bernard Williams
    Bernard Williams
    English philosopher 1929-2003
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    Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    Mankind always sets itself only such tasks as it can solve; since, looking at the matter more closely, we will always find that the task itself arises only when the material conditions necessary for its solution already exist or are at least in the process of formation.
  • Philip Wylie
    Philip Wylie
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    Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache.
  • Alfred Marshall
    Alfred Marshall
    British economist 1842-1924
    Alfred Marshall
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    Material goods consist of useful material things, and of all rights to hold, or use, or derive benefits from material things, or to receive them at a future time.
  • John Wooden
    John Wooden
    American basketball player and head coach 1910-2010
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    Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
  • Richard Branson
    Richard Branson
    English business magnate, investor and philanthropist 1950-
    Richard Branson
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    Material things are delightful, but they're not important.
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