If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.
As quoted by Ernst Straus in Einstein: A Centenary Volume by A.P. French (1980, pg. 32).
Your peers will respect you for your integrity and character, not your possessions.David Robinson
The sole "property" of matter with whose recognition philosophical materialism is bound up is the property of being an objective reality, of existing outside the mind.
Materialism is the recognition of "objects in themselves", or outside the mind; ideas and sensations are copies of images of those objects.
Individually, people are finding that a simpler lifestyle provides greater satisfaction than relentless pursuit of materialism.
We need leadership that can elevate religion and morality to their position of paramount importance and thus eliminate growing selfishness, immorality and materialism.
Materialism ends up denying the existence of any irreducible subjective qualitative states of sentience or awareness.
After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world.Pam Shaw
Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.joseph joubert