Surround yourself with living things: people, pets and plants. They’re the best anecdote for a material-driven culture.
— Paula Jhung
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.
— Corrie ten Boom
Possessions are very nice to have, to enjoy, to share. But if you find even one that you can’t live without – hasten to give it away. Your very freedom depends on it.
— Conrad Hilton
Do not try to live up to your neighbors. They are only interested in their possessions, not yours.
— Barbara Bush
If you focus on things, and the acquisition of things, your drive to acquire them will often be in spite of the good things you should be acquiring on the inside. People who concentrate on the acquisition of material things take shortcuts to acquire them and skip the steps necessary to build long-term attitude in exchange for short-term self-gratification.
— Jeffrey Gitomer