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It's no secret that in New York during the last 30 years there has been a tragic exodus from the churches into materialism, secularism and humanism.
It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.
H. L. Mencken
Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.
Materialism is an identity crisis.
Bryant H. McGill
Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society.
The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism.
Bryant H. McGill
An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth - in short, materialism - does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited.
E. F. Schumacher
In an era ruled by materialism and unstable geopolitics, art must be restored to the center of public education.
Materialism has never been so ominous as now in North America, as management takes over.
You don't want to be that parent - the one who dresses his kid in a cloth sack when all the other kids are in Armani cloth sacks - especially in a time like ours, when materialism is not only rampant and ascendant but is fast becoming the only game in town.
But as an adult working in the fashion industry, I struggle with materialism. And I'm one of the least materialistic people that exist, because material possessions don't mean much to me. They're beautiful, I enjoy them, they can enhance your life to a certain degree, but they're ultimately not important.
The chief difficulty which prevents men of science from believing in divine as well as in nature Spirits is their materialism.
H. P. Blavatsky
This great, though disastrous, culture can only change as we begin to stand off and see... the inveterate materialism which has become the model for cultures around the world.
After 1980, you never heard reference to space again. Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism, became the focus of design. Space disappeared.
What's the biggest commercial for aggression, sexuality and materialism? What gets pumped into these kids' heads? Taking someone else's girl, which is so laissez-faire in hip-hop, will get you killed in the streets, but it doesn't seem to be an issue when you hear it on the radio.
It's so easy today to get swept up in celebrity fixation and materialism and searching for some validation outside of yourself when we know it's really found within and through meaningful connections with other people.
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
That feeling of freedom, open highways of possibilities, has kind of been lost to materialism and marketing.
Individually, people are finding that a simpler lifestyle provides greater satisfaction than relentless pursuit of materialism.
Contemporary science is based on the philosophy of materialism, which claims that all reality is material or physical.
You want to buy cars and houses and castles, all of that's on you and how America has systematized your mind to be into materialism. Hip-hop ain't got nothing to do with that. I'm glad that anybody making money has picked themselves up - I just want them to give some of it back to the community.
Happiness will come from materialism, not from meaning.
I always prided myself on the fact that I could live out of milk crates forever. It was kind of my way of detaching from materialism.
Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it; materialism, and a consequent intellectual laxity, both of these have done destructive work in the colleges.
Katharine Fullerton Gerould
More recently, as faith gave way to materialism, anti-Semitism assumed a secular mode, harnessing itself to the dominant ideologies of both the Left and the Right.
The nightmare of materialism, which has turned the life of the universe into an evil, useless game, is not yet past; it holds the awakening soul still in its grip.
We need leadership that can elevate religion and morality to their position of paramount importance and thus eliminate growing selfishness, immorality and materialism.
George W. Romney
The 'Gossip Girl' idea and ideologies, like, they sort of encourage this certain kind of, like, materialism and superficiality that isn't, I would say, the best thing in the world.
My first book, 'Fast Forward', was about growing up in the shadow of Hollywood and how kids are affected by the culture of materialism and the cult of celebrity, and I've often felt the reason my work has an audience in the U.K. is because it's everything the British love to hate about the Americans.
A cold atheistical materialism is the tendency of the so-called material philosophy of the present day.
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