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If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
Most women have low standards. All they strive for is a highly paid man.
In a materialistic society, an employed boy is older than an unemployed man.
The Master said, “A true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with.”(Analects 4.9)
The Master said, “If your conduct is determined solely by considerations of profit you will arouse great resentment.
I found myself with a perseverance worthy of a much better cause.
Coming from a business family, she shied away from abstractions.
In poor Rosamond’s mind there was not room enough for luxuries to look small in.
the average cannot be kept high unless the standard of the leaders is very muchhigher.
Get out of this office! I'll have no feelings here.
Every emancipation is a restoration of the human world and of human relationships to a man himself.
We know now that the soul is the body, and the body the soul. They tell us they are different because they want to persuade us that we can keep our souls if we let them make slaves of our bodies.
Justice is useful when money is useless.
He (William Howard Taft) had little patience with the unconscious arrogance of conscious wealth and financial success.
No doubt you can get more in your market for a quart of milk than for a quart of blood, but that is not the market that heroes carry their blood to.
Self-consciousness of the manner is the expensive substitute for simplicity.
Needs multiply as they are met. Woe to the man who would live a disentangled life. Be on guard, my soul, of complicating your environment so that you have neither time nor room for growth!
The males (of the Hutchinson family that included both religious dissenter Anne and immensely wealthy and politically connected Thomas) were merchants who sought salvation through commerce.
A man's Self is the sum total of all that he can call his, not only his body and his psychic powers, but his clothes and his house.
I’ve always felt that your belongings have never been on a level with you.
History is not like some individual person, which uses men to achieve its ends. History is nothing but the actions of men in pursuit of their ends.
She feared that she would become a slave to superficial, symbolic duties.
The European talks of progress because by the aid of a few scientific discoveries he has established a society which has mistaken comfort for civilisation.
What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
Money is a great servant but a bad master.
We may see the small Value God has for Riches, by the People he gives the
Philosophy, that leaned on Heaven before, Shrinks to her second cause, and is no more.
How can those who possess all knowledge, which must include knowledge of life that is worth living, be interested in using knowledge only for the insignificant aim of making money?
The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything.
Happiness will come from materialism, not from meaning.
It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
Mrs. Bulstrode's naïve way of conciliating piety and worldliness, the nothingness of this life and desirability of cut glass, the consciousness at once of filthy rags and the best damask...
Sooner or later everything will turn to dust - except love
Just imagine if you took all the money you've spent on these things and traveled around the world with it, instead, or bought books and read them. Think about how much you would know about life.
Good gods are scarce because the majority of gods are created by evil men
Every word that comes after "And the Lord told me. . . “is a pious lie
People love the facade of a perfection relationship because perfection seems alluring. What they don’t realize is perfection is terrifying.
Some people are so stiff and inhumane as the dogma's they believe in
The real problems of our planet are not economic or technical, they are philosophical. The philosophy of unbridled materialism is being challenged by events.
In proportion that property is small, the danger of misusing the franchisee is great.
A materialistic world will not be won to Christ by a materialistic church.
Give me something to worship whatever.” Cries the human soul
To have so little, and it of so little value, was to be quaintly free.
Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.
Spiritual leaders, priests and prophets are lamps burning in the dark, seeking meaning for humanity.
They have succeeded in accumulating a greater mass of objects, but the joy in the world has grown less.
Science cannot disprove god. Science studies the things that are. The eternal question is who or what made them to be
Can really anybody put his hand on his heart and profess to know beyond doubt what happens on the other side of this life?
A broke man’s lover doesn’t feel ‘loved’ on her Birthday, Christmas, and, on Valentine’s Day.
As is the case with many adolescents, Lewis's increased command over over the things of the world brought with it a corresponding atrophy of the moral sense.