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Quotes About Material Possessions

Barack and I were both raised by families who didnt have much in the way of money or material possessions but who had given us something far more valuable - their unconditional love, their unflinching sacrifice, and the chance to go places they had never imagined for themselves.
— Michelle Obama —

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

— Fritjof Capra

Genuine mental health would involve a balanced interplay of both modes of experience, a way of life in which one's identification with the ego is playful and tentative rather than absolute and mandatory, while the concern with material possessions is pragmatic rather than obsessive.

— Fritjof Capra

In the West many Christians have an abundance of material possessions, yet they live in a backslidden state.

— Brother Yun

Material possessions aren't important to me," I say breathlessly. "All that matters to me is yoga.

— Sophie Kinsella

It is interesting to observe what the Cynic teaching became when it was popularized. In the early part of the third century B.C., the cynics were the fashion, especially in Alexandria. They published little sermons pointing out how easy it is to do without material possessions,

— Bertrand Russell

Love is more important than material possessions.

— Thomas F. Wilson

Inordinate desire for material possessions can become an obsession that consumes our thoughts, drains our resources, and leads to unhappiness.

— Joseph B. Wirthlin

Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions.

— Chuck Palahniuk

It is foolish to hold tightly to material possessions. We do not own them, but they can own us.

— Dillon Burroughs

The gospel assures you that your value is not dependent on your looks or material possessions.

— Elaine L. Jack

Our greatest illusion is reliance upon the security and permanence of material possessions. We must search for some other coin.

— John Cudahy

We tend to think of consecration only as yielding up, when divinely directed, our material possessions. But ultimate consecration is the yielding up of oneself to God. Heart, soul, and mind were the encompassing words of Christ in describing the first commandment, which is constantly, not periodically, operative (see Matt. 22:37). If kept, then our performances will, in turn, be fully consecrated for the lasting welfare of our souls (see 2 Ne. 32:9).

— Neal A. Maxwell

We hide in relationships. We hide in material possessions. We hide in ambitions, secret desires, hates, frustrations, jealousy, self-ptiy, in our insecurity - and more than anything our vanity and our egotism.

— Frederick Lenz

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