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50 Materialistic Quotes About the Lure of More Stuff

These materialistic quotes will help you determine if you are more of a minimalist or a “material” person.

What does it even mean to be materialistic? These are questions that you can ponder while reading through these materialistic quotes.

First, let’s get a  handle on what being materialistic means and what it doesn’t.

The dictionary defines materialistic as someone “excessively concerned with material possessions; money-oriented.” 

According to Tim Kasser, a psychologist who specializes in materialism, “To be materialistic means to have values that put a relatively high priority on making a lot of money and having many possessions, as well as on image and popularity, which are almost always expressed via money and possessions.”

However, this doesn’t mean that any time you worry about money, or want something nice, that you are being materialistic.

Generally Capitalism rules a majority of the world we live in and some wants and worries about money are a reflection of that society.

Although, valuing those things over people, relationships, or experiences could be a matter of concern.

Keep reading the materialistic quotes for more about materialism and how to curb some of those tendencies.

Short materialistic quotes

These quotes are short and to the point! Which quote resonates with you?

1. “Collect moments not things.” — Unknown

2. “Materialism is an identity crisis.” — Bryant H. McGill

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

4. “Money is a great servant but a bad master.” ― Francis Bacon

5. “I make myself rich by making my wants few.” — Henry David Thoreau

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

7. “Greed – always wanting more – is the chief evil of the

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Henry David Thoreau Tim Kasser Bryant H.Macgill Art Buchwald

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