Best 28 of Material possessions quotes - MyQuotes
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.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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
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.
He who dies with the most toys...dies a child.
Money is a good weapon against the scum and is of no consequence to the noble mind. - On Money.
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.
Viendo aquellas enormes cajas de objetos, pensé lo absurdo que es almacenar cosas en vida. Ahí estaba todo aquello cogiendo polvo, sin dueño, tan huérfano y sin conseguir que ningún otro ser humano se interesase por ello de la misma forma que fue creado...
God doesn't want all of us to relinquish all of our material possessions.
If you aren't happy for what you already have then what makes you think you will be happy with more.
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.
In this maze of antiques, she says, are the ghosts of everyone who has ever owned this furniture. Everyone rich and successful enough to prove it. All of their talent and intelligence and beauty outlived by decorative junk. All the success and accomplishments this furniture was supposed to represent, it's all vanished.
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.
A very disappointing outcome is always destined to happen to anyone who chases material things in search of happiness.
If there is a void in your life then you will never fill it with cash!
...a person's value does not rest on outward appearances, but on his true merits, what he really is.
While small minds were bragging about their material possessions, great minds were busy expanding their assets.
Don't complicate your life by surrounding yourself with people who see life as a competition about who has the most material possessions.
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.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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
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.
Civilization is not the one that has an abundance of material objects to incessantly crave for, rather true civilization is the one that has an abundance of contentment regardless of material possession.
No level of pleasure from any material possession compares to the feeling of unconditional happiness.
Suppose you woke up one morning to discover that you were the last person on earth. [...] In the situation described, you could satisfy many material desires that you can't satisfy in our actual world. You could have the car of your dreams. You could even have a showroom full of expensive cars. You could have the house of your dreams - or live in a palace. You could wear very expensive clothes. You could acquire not just a big diamond ring but the Hope Diamond itself. The interesting question is this: without people around, would you still want these things?
The wisdom of nature continues to teach humanity that the material...is immaterial.
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)
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.
Your life is not meant to be used in exchange for mundane things like houses and cars but to purchase greatness.
Virtues are worth more than the material things.