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Positive Quotes about Material

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If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

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Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

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For me, the most powerful expressions of true Christianity
in this material world are an unconditional love of all humans,
and an uncompromising commitment to caring for all
who are sick, infirm, or troubled -
as expressed in the biblical story of the Good Samaritan.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
- Bern Williams

 

Music is the fourth great material want,
first food, then clothes, then shelter,
then music.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready.
The first one, too, was made out of chaos.
- Robert Quillen

You begin with the possibilities of the material.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I have never been a material girl.
My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
- Imelda Marcos

If you build up the soil with organic material,
the plants will do just fine.
- John Harrison

The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.
The Father is a material being.
- Orson Pratt

Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite
world is an impossibility.
- E. F. Schumacher

If the human race wishes to have a
prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity,
they have only got to behave in a
peaceful and helpful way toward one another.
- Winston Churchill

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property:
his autonomous being is modelled on material power.
- Theodor Adorno

Mostly, I was only interested in television as a kid,
and the majority of reading material I collected was
an adjunct to that central concern,
comic books and magazines included.
- Chris Ware

It is the small owner who offers the only really profitable
and reliable material for taxation.
He is made for taxation.
- Auberon Herbert

Right now we're in the process of writing new material for a new record.
- Dave Lombardo

Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry.
With both you are working with reality,
a material just as hard as wood.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Explicit material is available in a variety of forums -
from popular music to television to the Internet.
- Tipper Gore

Nigeria has no business with poverty.
With our human and material resources,
we shall strive to eradicate poverty from our country.
- Olusegun Obasanjo

Yes, I believe blue material is funny,
but if that's all you've got, you're dead in the water.
It's not good.
- Howard Stern

It doesn't matter to me if it has a surprise ending or not.
I usually go for the material or the project.
- Donnie Wahlberg

I'm more interested in seeing what the material tells
me than in imposing my will on it.
- John Chamberlain

In the history of Wikileaks, nobody has claimed that
the material being put out is not authentic.
- Julian Assange

I could see us doing solo material in the future.
- Nicole Appleton

Content arises out of certain considerations about form,
material, context-and that when that subject matter
is sufficiently far away.
- Anish Kapoor

Life provides material for its agitation which makes
its general views comprehensible to the masses.
- Karl Radek

I feel terrible that I once put too much emphasis on material prosperity.
- Benny Hinn

A lot of the stuff I am now seeing is edgy,
raw kinda material.
- Mickey Rourke

The heart which finds life in material wealth is usually
certain to go farther and seek for more in the satisfaction
of base and sullen appetites.
- George A. Smith

Children will not remember you for the material things
you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
- Richard L. Evans

Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered.
- John Updike

I think the special thing about Python is that it's a writers' commune.
The writers are in charge.
The writers decide what the material is.
- Eric Idle

Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need,
are weirdly fruitful of headache.
- Philip Wylie

What we see is what they're trying to sell us.
It's not true nostalgic as much as it is repeating
old material because it's less expensive than new material.
- Rick Moranis

That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
- Swami Vivekananda

We'll get material in there and all of a sudden I'll
switch the material around or the order of the show.
- Davy Jones

I have the feeling it will influence my future writing
to the extent that without any material worries I could develop a greater ease,
even lightheartedness, in my writing.
- Elfriede Jelinek

He is a state of matter, a form of life,
a sort of animal, and a species of the Order Primates,
akin nearly or remotely to all of life and indeed to all that is material.
- George G. Simpson

We were contracted to make a soundtrack album but there
really wasn't enough new material in the movie to make
a new record that I thought was interesting.
- Roger Waters

Your basic person wants to talk about material culture,
internet culture.
I think about God, cats, nature.
- Billy Corgan

Subject the material world to the higher ends by understanding
it in all its relations to daily life and action.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

I see what happens when one gets very attached to material things.
That's just not what my life is.
- Alicia Keys

I have a great respect for the academics who are working
with the source material.
My hat's off to them.
- Terri Windling

Without question, the material world and your everyday
needs distract you from living meaningfully.
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson

I extract what I consider the best material from different sources.
But often the material I perform comes from a very
strange location in history,
which are minstrel shows.
- Leon Redbone

I have a notion that if you are going to be spiritually curious,
you better not get cluttered up with too many material things.
- Mary Oliver

Material farmed out for comments to interested agencies
and people meant they would be in touch later.
- Arthur Sylvester

Evolution is a tightly coupled dance,
with life and the material environment as partners.
From the dance emerges the entity Gaia.
- James Lovelock

Twyla Tharp put it together from the material I wrote
and recorded over my whole career.
I thought it was pretty good, but how objective could I be?
- Billy Joel

According to materialistic science, any memory requires a material substrate,
such as the neuronal network in the brain or the DNA molecules of the genes.
- Stanislav Grof

But once you have satisfied your material needs,
which I think every wealth creator should -
the house,
the car, the plane, the boat - what comes next?
- Tom Hunter

It's a mental fake-out to myself.
I make believe I'm making a new show so I forget the
material I was working on and make up some fresh material.
- Eric Bogosian

See, I never wrote arrangements for the band for Judy Garland;
I did strictly special material,
special lyrics, put together all of her medleys.
- Mel Torme

Memory is a magnet.
It will pull to it and hold only material nature has designed it to attract.
- Jessamyn West

Nasser Hussain is brilliant.
I am very impressed with him.
With no disrespect to the current players,
he has had to work with material which is not of the highest quality.
- David Gower

All you're trying to do in an improvisation is get
as much material as possible for the editing room.
- Martin Short

I was lucky enough to meet the Material Girl twice.
- Eric West

Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired
before the age of fifteen.
- Willa Cather

It's my job to really commit myself to the material
and the project and be proud of what I've done,
and I am in most cases.
- Don Johnson

I don't think there's a shortage of material in the world.
Or in my head.
I just pray for continued good health,
because I've got other stories to tell.
- Richard Russo

Your source material is the people you know,
not those you don't know, but every character is an
extension of the author's own personality.
- Edward Albee

It doesn't matter so much where the material comes from,
as long as it's good.
- Steve Buscemi

I usually destroy unreleased material.
It has a way of coming back to haunt you.
- John Fogerty

We went into this with the utmost respect for the source material,
but we recognized the need for change.
- Sam Wood

Men are not great or small because of their material possessions.
They are great or small because of what they are.
- James Cash Penney

I think people were just starving for good material
because they just weren't getting it on the radio.
- John Oates

By the time a man gets to be presidential material,
he's been bought ten times over.
- Gore Vidal


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