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Definition of Materialism

Materialism

  1. The doctrine of materialists; materialistic views and tenets.
  2. The tendency to give undue importance to material interests; devotion to the material nature and its wants.
  3. Material substances in the aggregate; matter.

Materialism Quotations

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

We are shallow because we have become enslaved by gross materialism, the glitter of gold and its equivalents, for which reason we think that only the material goods of this earth can satisfy us and we must therefore grab as much as can while we are able.
F. Sionil Jose

The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism.
Bryant H. McGill

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.
Wassily Kandinsky

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.
Tom Ford
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Materialism Translations

materialism in German is Materialismus
materialism in Swedish is materialism
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