Quotes: materialism

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  • Adam Sedgwick
    Adam Sedgwick
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    A cold atheistical materialism is the tendency of the so-called material philosophy of the present day.
  • Arthur Erickson
    Arthur Erickson
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    After 1980, you never heard reference to space again. Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism, became the focus of design. Space disappeared.
  • An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth - in short, materialism - does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    As long as this deliberate refusal to understand things from above, even where such understanding is possible, continues, it is idle to talk of any final victory over materialism.
    Source: The Weight of Glory (1949)
  • Bill Rancic
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    Each time you go to the grocery store with your kids, it is a potential learning opportunity. In order not to overemphasize materialism, focus on other things to do with money. In 'Beyond the Lemonade Stand,' I try to emphasize the importance of saving money, and of using it to help other people.
  • Billy Graham
    Billy Graham
    American Evangelist 1918-
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    It's no secret that in New York during the last 30 years there has been a tragic exodus from the churches into materialism, secularism and humanism.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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    Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.
  • Arthur Erickson
    Arthur Erickson
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    Materialism has never been so ominous as now in North America, as management takes over.
  • Brooks Atkinson
    Brooks Atkinson
    American theatre critic 1894-1984
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    Materialism is decadent and degenerate only if the spirit of the nation has withered and if individual people are so unimaginative that they wallow in it.
  • Doug Horton
    Doug Horton
    American Protestant clergyman 1891-1968
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    Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.
  • Edward M. Forster
    Edward M. Forster
    English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist 1879-1970
    Edward M. Forster
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    Our life on earth is, and ought to be, material and carnal. But we have not yet learned to manage our materialism and carnality properly; they are still entangled with the desire for ownership.
  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    Malcolm Muggeridge
    British Broadcaster 1903-1990
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    Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society.
  • The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism.
  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    Malcolm Muggeridge
    British Broadcaster 1903-1990
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    The most terrible thing about materialism, even more terrible than its proneness to violence, is its boredom, from which sex, alcohol, drugs, all devices for putting out the accusing light of reason and suppressing the unrealizable aspirations of love, offer a prospect of deliverance.
  • Barbara Tuchman
    Barbara Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
    Barbara Tuchman
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    The open frontier, the hardships of homesteading from scratch, the wealth of natural resources, the whole vast challenge of a continent waiting to be exploited, combined to produce a prevailing materialism and an American drive bent as much, if not more, on money, property, and power than was true of the Old World from which we had fled.
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