120 Materialistic Quotes To Inspire You To Be Content

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Being materialistic means to be excessively concerned with physical comforts or the acquisition of wealth and material possessions, rather than with spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values.

Its human nature to want things to make your life comfortable and more satisfying. We work to earn money and possess material comforts to make life easier.

However, there are times when this desire to have more and more material possessions make us selfish and greedy. These days people give more value to materialism and less to relationships and other experiences in life.

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This is why it is very important to keep reminding ourselves that real happiness can’t be found in physical things.

Although we need a things to survive, clinging to materialism is not way to a happy and content life.

We feel like we will never be satisfied, when in fact we already have all that we really need. So value all you have in life and don’t let materialism drive you.

We have categorized the post in the following sections;

  • Materialistic Quotes
  • Materialistic People Quotes
  • Materialistic Things Don’t Matter Quotes

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Materialistic Quotes

  1. “Collect moments not things.”

  2. “Materialism is an identity crisis.” – Bryant Mcgill

  3. “The best things in life aren’t things.” – Art Buchwald

  4. “Materialistic things don’t impress me. Your soul does.”                                                           

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    Materialistic Quotes

  5. “Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.”

  6. “Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.”

  7. “Some women want the diamond watch, others value the time.”

  8. “We are here to make this world more than a materialistic one.”

  9. “Happiness is an emotion and isn’t aided by any materialistic things.”

  10. “I make myself rich by making my wants few.” – Henry David Thoreau

  11. “To be content with little is difficult, to be content with much, impossible.”

  12. “Christianity is the most materialistic of all religions.” – William Temple, Sr

  13. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”

  14. “Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.”                                                                                                                                                   

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    deep materialism quote

  15. “Don’t show off materialistic things, rather your talent and impress the world!”

  16. “The underprivileged are byproduct of society’s material progress.” – Pawan Mishra

  17. “A materialistic world will not be won to Christ by a materialistic” – Church. Davis Platt

  18. “Don’t raise your kids to have more than you had, raise them to be more than you were.”

  19. “The entire money structure and materialistic society is a false society.” – Jacque Fresco

  20. “Greed – always wanting more – is the chief evil of the modern world.” – Dr. Ralph Wood

  21. “The fact remains that the materialistic view is a truncated view of reality.” – Stephen C. Meyer

  22. “If materialistic knowledge is power, it is not wisdom. It is but a blind force.” – Mary Baker Eddy

  23. “Today’s friendships are fantastic but materialistic. Only when there is, sacrifice friendship is holistic.”

  24. “If you want your kids to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.”

  25. “Love does not claim materialistic possession of any kind, it yields complete freedom.” – Santosh Kalwar

  26. “This era of materialistic world love is judged by the outlook of the person and not by beauty of the heart.”

  27. “Materialism: buying things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people that don’t matter.”

  28. “The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are.” – Mother Teresa

  29. “The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.” – Bernard Meltzer

  30. “Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.”

  31. “If you are really a product of a materialistic universe, how is that you don’t feel at home there?” – C.S. Lewis

  32. “Materialism is the philosophy of the subject who forgets to take account of himself.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

  33. “If material things are what you’re talking about when you say, “I’m blessed”. You have no idea what a blessing is.”                                                                                   

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    Materialistic Quotes Images

  34. “Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.”

  35. “We buy things we don’t need with money. We don’t have to impress people we don’t like.” – Movie: “Fight Club”

  36. “If money and material things make you believe you are better than others, you are the poorest person on earth.”                                                                                                   

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    Materialistic Quotes Pictures

  37. “One day you will realize that material things mean nothing, all that matters is the well-being of the people in your life.”

  38. “Money only impresses lazy girls. When a woman works hard, a man with money is a bonus, not a ladder to upgrade.”

  39. “One day you will realize that material things mean nothing. All that matters is the well being of the people in your life.”

  40. “We live in a society where we’re told that the only way to be happy is to do more. Have more. And be more. It isn’t true.”

  41. “I’m not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does.” – Victoria Beckham

  42. “No we don’t always get what we want but consider this: there are people who will never have, what you have, right now.”

  43. “Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions.” – Chuck Palahniuk

  44. “I think as you grow older your Christmas list gets smaller and the things you really want for the holidays can’t be bought.”

  45. “Life is not measured by wealth or material things but instead by the lives you touch and the people you help.” – Matt Fraser

  46. “The materialistic view of happiness of our age starkly revealed in our understanding of the word luxury.” – Alain De Botton

  47. “The American dream was not, at least at the beginning, a rags-to-riches type of narrow materialism.” – Charles A. Reich

  48. “As human beings, we’re very materialistic and have all this stuff – furs and cars and diamonds and money.” – Smokey Robinson

  49. “Materialistic way of life is always fearful because at every step there is danger. Materialistic life is full of anxieties and fear.”

  50. “In this materialistic world full of companionless go-getters, I would love to be that looser who atleast has a shoulder to cry upon.”

  51. “Materialistic plans of godless demons are always frustrated by the all-powerful Lord.” – Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.7.14, Srila Prabhupada

  52. “In a world, so shallow and materialistic, its a blessing to find friends who stick by each other unconditionally despite their differences.”

  53. “Anything a man can give me materialistic, I can give myself. So my definition of spoiling is giving me your time. Give me experiences.”

  54. “Contemporary science is based on the philosophy of materialism, which claims that all reality is material or physical.” – Rupert Sheldrake

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

  56. “It is not important to have all the best things in the world to be happy. Find happiness in your relationships with people rather than materialistic things.”

  57. “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” – Gautam Buddha

  58. “A materialistic person is ruthless with other people but kind to himself. A spiritual person is ruthless with himself but kind to everybody else.” – Sadhguru

  59. “I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” – Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  60. “Self worth comes from God. Not your achievements. Not from people. Not from outward appearances. Not from materialistic possessions. But from God alone.”

  61. “It’s not about the materialistic things you have. It’s about the good person you are. No one will remember you for what things you had, but how you made them feel.”

  62. “Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” – Luke 12:15 (Bible Verses)

  63. “We are all materialistic. There are different levels of materialism! Some aspire to a fancy car, others only wish to go to bed at night with a full stomach.” – D.J. Jouett

  64. “Attempting to stake a spiritual thirst with materialism is like drinking water from the sea. It turns immediate gratification into a life-threatening condition.” – Arthur Simon

  65. “The obsession of our society with over consumerism has made us forgotten that materialistic possessions offers only the shallowest form of happiness.” – Shyam Badauria

  66. “The most beautiful things in life are not materialistic things. They’re people and places, memories and pictures, feelings and moments, smile and laughter, and tight hug.”

  67. “Stuck in a generation full of greedy, selfish, lying, cheating, irresponsible, materialistic,  being fake. Just waiting on a new era with old fashioned values to come back in style.”

  68. “Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.” – Peace Pilgrim

  69. “Historical materialism has every reason to distinguish itself sharply from bourgeois habits of thought. Its founding concept is not progress but actualization.” – Walter Benjamin

  70. “Materialism, attachment to things of the world, includes pride. Many religious people suffer from pride: taking pleasure or even delight in being good, or religious.” – Idries Shah

  71. “I hate dense people. People who think you should like them because they possess materialistic things. That’s bird behavior. If I don’t like you I don’t like everything else that comes with you.”

  72. “Real success is not, like, materialistic. It’s being where you want to be when you want to be; just living your life how you feel; having an ultimate goal and being able to accomplish it.” – Lindsey Wixson

  73. “There’s still women out here that don’t want anything from a man. Not money, materialistic things, nothing… nothing but trust, love, support and lots of affection. I’m her. She is me. I’m one of those women.”

  74. “Happiness is never found in materialistic things; it exists in things that cannot be physically possessed. Therefore, happiness is priceless. It can never be purchased. Love is happiness.” – Ellen J. Barrier

  75. “Most of what we take as being important is not material, whether it’s music or feelings or love. They’re things we can’t really see or touch. They’re not material, but they’re vitally important to us.” – Judy Collins

  76. “I think I’m actually quite a materialistic person, I value what it takes to make a car or build a nice house. Money does change things, but how it changes people depends on how they react to it.” – Roland Gift

  77. “In a materialistic society, man is likely to value the opinion of a rich man over that of a poor one; even when coming to opinions that have absolutely nothing to do with moneymaking.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

  78. “Most people think the more money, luxury or fame they have, the more successful they are; but I think that the true sign of success depends on how many positive emotions they experience each day.” – Maddy Malhotra

  79. “But I do know we’re deficient in some way. We are too involved in materialistic things, and they don’t satisfy us. The loving relationships we have, the universe around us, we take these things for granted.” – Mitch Albom

  80. “What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people’s lives.” – Oprah Winfrey

  81. “Any guy can spoil you with materialistic things, but the right man can do way more than just that… He can spoil you with understanding, listening, honesty, loyalty, affection, communication, and he can spoil you with happiness.”

  82. “Everyone can spoil you with materialistic things, but the right person can to way more than just that. They will spoil you with understanding, listening, honesty, loyalty, affection, communication, and they can spoil you with happiness.”

  83. “Females in our generation morals are just out the window. Materialistic things aren’t life. I’d rather walk in the rain with a man who treats me like a queen than to ride in a Benz with a man who treats me like crap.” – Jhene Aiko

  84. “The so-called materialistic conception of history, with the crude elements of genius of the early form which appeared, for instance, in the Communist Manifesto, still prevails only in the minds of laymen and dilettantes.” – Max Weber

  85. “The ontology of materialism rested upon the illusion that the kind of existence, the direct “actuality” of the world around us, can be extrapolated into the atomic range. This extrapolation is impossible, however.” – Werner Heisenberg

  86. “The man not the suit. The woman not the dress. The relationship not the ring. The time not the watch, the light not the lamp, the people not the place, the mind not the muscle, the liquid not the bottle, the drink not the glass. Substance is everything.”

  87. “We have a largely materialistic lifestyle characterized by a materialistic culture. However, this only provides us with temporary, sensory satisfaction, whereas long-term satisfaction is based not on the senses but on the mind.” – His Holiness The Dalai Lama

  88. “Superficial, lazy, and materialistic people pursue relationships with people who possess the material things and income they desire to possess. They don’t desire true love… they desire an image of true love based on what a person has, in order to impress other people.”

  89. “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.” – Charles Edwards

  90. “The materialist doctrine that men are products of circumstances and upbringing, and that, therefore, changed men are products of other circumstances and changed upbringing, forgets that it is men that change circumstances and that the educator himself needs educating.” – Karl Marx

  91. “Fall in love with someone who will take care of you not in a materialistic way, but rather, fall in love with someone who will take care of your soul. Fall in someone who will take care of your mind, someone who will take care of your heart. Fall in love with someone who will take care of even the most chaotic parts of who you are.”

  92. “These days, in our materialistic culture, many people are led to believe that money is the ultimate source of happiness. Consequently, when they don’t have enough of it they feel let down. Therefore, it is important to let people know that they have the source of contentment and happiness within themselves, and that it is related to nurturing our natural inner values.” – Dalai Lama

  93. “The materialistic pattern of life is that where money predominates over everything. The non-materialistic life is that where money is just a means – happiness predominates, joy predominates; your own individuality predominates. You know who you are and where you are going, and you are not distracted. Then suddenly you will see your life has a meditative quality to it.” – Rajneesh

  94. “In our consumer culture, we always want the next best thing: the latest, the newest, the youngest. Failing that, we at least want more: more intensity, more variety, more stimulation. We seek instant gratification and are increasingly intolerant of any frustration. Nowhere are we encouraged to be satisfied with what we have, to think, “This is good. This is enough.” – Esther Perel in her book ‘Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic‘

  95. “…too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption. Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. But we’ve discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning. We’ve learned that piling up material goods cannot fill the emptiness of lives which have no confidence or purpose.” – Jimmy Carter, Former US President, “Malaise Speech” also known as “Crisis of Confidence” speech delivered 15 July 1979

Materialistic People Quotes

  1. “I’m not a materialistic person.” – Marat Safin

  2. “Materialistic things do not impress me. Your heart does.”

  3. “The great artists do not want security, egoistic or materialistic.” – Brenda Ueland

  4. “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” – Oscar Wilde

  5. “I’m non materialistic person. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does.”

  6. “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” – Albert Einstein

  7. “If money and material things make you believe you are better than others, you are the poorest person on earth.”

  8. “She’s a gypsy girl living in a materialistic world. Unattached to most things but in love with life itself.” – Nikki Rowe

  9. “Materialistic items do not move me, I love nice things but they do not motivate or decide for me what I do in my life.”

  10. “I’m not impressed by your looks, money, social status or job title I’m impressed by the way you treat other human beings.”

  11. “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” – Will Smith

  12. “A materialistic person is ruthless with other people but kind to himself. A spiritual person is ruthless with himself but kind to everybody else.” – Jaggi Vasudev

  13. “To this day, I am the least materialistic person I know, because my father didn’t raise me to just go out and buy this or that car. The only reason I wanted to make money as an actor was because I’m passionate about food!” – Hugh Jackman

  14. “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.” – Tom Ford

  15. “I had a fairly enlightened dad, though if you looked at his resume, it might not seem that way. He was a chartered accountant for Price Waterhouse. He was strict, and we had a very ordered life. To this day, I am the least materialistic person I know, because my father didn’t raise me to just go out and buy this or that car.” – Hugh Jackman

  16. “When you become addict in to MATERIAL things in life then the TRUE natural life start to run away from you, YES! it’s can give you certain pleasure in the society but in the same time it will sabotage your true HAPPINESS of life which we could have simply with GRATITUDE and FORGIVENESS” – Rashedur Ryan Rahman

Materialistic Things Don’t Matter Quotes

  1. “Materials things don’t matter.” – John Catsimatidis

  2. “Never let the brand name on your shoes be more important than the one who’s guiding your footsteps.”

  3. “One day you will realize that material things mean nothing, all that matters is the well-being of the people in your life.”

  4. “Materialistic things don’t matter, in this life. The secret is in the love of life and one another. In it you will find a greater satisfaction..”

  5. “One day you will realize that material things mean nothing. All that matters is the well being of the people in your life.” – Leon Brown

  6. “If you took everything I owned away from me, I could still smile. I value humor, good people, open minds, and life, more than materials.”

  7. “Be with someone who will take care of you. Not materialistically, but take care of your soul, your well-being; your heart, and everything that’s you.”

  8. “No matter how big your house is, how recent your car is, or how big your bank account is, our graves will always be the same size. Stay humble.”

  9. “Money, credit scores, material things don’t matter. Life and death, your family and friends, once they’re gone it’s irreversible. Don’t forget.” – Heather Dorff

  10. “I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one’s life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important.” – David Rockefeller

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