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Welcome to these Material Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

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

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

 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual
world there were no parents,
only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others,
cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world.
- Mary Garden

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

Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in
the material universe to possess internal order,
and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters,
I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
- E. M. Forster

Love is a force more formidable than any other.
It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured,
yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment,
and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
- Barbara de Angelis

Sometimes you don't choose the material;
the material chooses you.
- James D. Houston

There is nothing worth having that can he obtained by nuclear war -
nothing material or ideological -
no tradition that it can defend.
It is utterly self-defeating.
- George Wald

I used to write bits and pieces of comedy material
for various comics that were at the Windmill...
as well as my film job, I was under contract,
I was allowed to do that and everything.
- Val Guest

With my somewhat vague aspiring mind,
to be imprisoned in the rude details of a most material life was often irksome.
- Edward Carpenter

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

Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work.
The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.
- Phillips Brooks

Doesn't all experience crumble in the end to mere literary material?
- Ellen Glasgow

The very success of medicine in a material way may
now threaten the soul of medicine.
- Walter Martin

When I recorded Contra la Puerta, I never really thought
out doing the material live.
Mostly because I haven't really seen any electronic
music performed live in an interesting way.
- Jim Coleman

I've played comedy before but not that much.
I mostly do get drawn to darker material.
- Natasha Richardson

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

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

I guess when we were up against it, we knew this album
was going to be compared to all the classic early material,
because it was going back to the original five.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

I am accusing him of stealing my best material,
he was a very funny man.
- Frank Carson

Material Girls was so different for me,
I'd never done a teen movie.
- Lukas Haas

I think listening to real classic soul material made
me learn how to feel music that's sung.
- Gavin DeGraw

When you do a show five days a week and one night a week,
the way I was doing, you use up so much music every
day that pretty soon you find yourself hustling for material.
- Tennessee Ernie Ford

It's frustrating not to have more control over your material.
- Terry Southern

The urge to purge the material I come up with is,
I guess, an ongoing process.
- Kathryn Bigelow

A claim for equality of material position can be met
only by a government with totalitarian powers.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

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

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

If the means were available, we could trace our ancestry -
yours and mine -
back to the first blob of life-like material that came
into being on the planet.
- Clifford D. Simak

When police or prosecutors conceal significant exculpatory or impeaching material,
we hold, it is ordinarily incumbent on the state to set the record straight.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I'm just having a wonderful time.
It's an interesting thing that I'm very comfortable
with this material and I don't know why.
Maybe it's because I did MacBeth.
- F. Murray Abraham

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

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

I was successful with mediocre material because of
a good recording voice that people really liked at that time.
- Nancy Sinatra

It's pretty hard to measure influence of written or visual material.
- Ben Shahn

The technology used to detect if vehicles are carrying
radioactive material is so sensitive it can tell if
a person recently received radiation as part of a medical procedure.
- Timothy Murphy

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

My theory is, independent movies only work if you're
willing to push the material and do something different.
- Balthazar Getty

California lacks a lot of the rules and restrictions the East has.
Every house is a different style, different material,
different color.
There's a lot of craziness out there.
- Parker Stevenson

There's more to life than physical and material.
- Ziggy Marley

I have no shortage of material or offers,
it's just a case of what you select to do.
But I think it's realistic that my chances of playing Romeo are now over.
- Sean Connery

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

Television is now so desperately hungry for material
that they're scraping the top of the barrel.
- Gore Vidal

I think one of the unique aspects of Catholic school
education is the opportunity to care for the material
and intellectual needs of the child in a community atmosphere.
- Mark Foley

I was feeling a strong need to change,
grow, and break with particular things that were going
on in my life and my history,
and the material was the perfect answer for that.
- Jim Hodges

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

I have a bad tendency to get rapidly bored with my own material,
so rewriting is hard for me.
I mean, I already know the story and would rather read something new.
- Alan Dean Foster

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

Thus it seemed to Haeckel that such simple life could
easily be produced from inanimate material.
- Michael Behe

What we're always looking for is weird social issues
and weird connections to make.
Luckily for them, there's no shortage of material.
- Trey Parker

To passively get up and play a bunch of old songs wouldn't
have really motivated us.
So we are bringing the new material into the set and
it goes down really well.
- Andy Taylor

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

We have some material on spying by a major government on the tech industry.
Industrial espionage.
- Julian Assange

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

Still, we view that old material very much like we
view the new material so if this gives us a chance
to go out and promote it then,
yes we will go out and do that.
- Geoff Downes

If the material is challenging, it forces you to challenge
yourself when handling it.
- Joel Coen

Infinitely more important than sharing one's material
wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves -
our time and energy,
our passion and commitment, and, above all,
our love.
- William E. Simon

You do show after show after show and get them done and on the air.
Television devours material.
We work a minimum of 12, 14 hours, and often 15,
18 hours a day.
- Parker Stevenson

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


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