Quotation Explorer - 'Material'

Your shyness alone will bring you more emotional and material losses than all of your other negative attributes. - Amit Kalantri
Every person is driven in the direction of own destination with the help an invisible rope called dream, but the desire leads one only towards material attraction. - Anuj Somany
One of underestimated tasks in nonfiction writing is to impose narrative shape on an unwieldy mass of material. - William Zinsser
Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. - William S. Burroughs
Far greater than all the material possessions that I possess, is my Freedom to Choose, my Freedom to Live, and my Freedom to be Happy.- - RVM
EXTINCTION, n. The raw material out of which theology created the future state. - Ambrose Bierce
Should books not have been there, hearsay would have been the best reading material! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don't abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book."(Acceptance speech, National Book Award 2010 (Nonfiction), November 17, 2010) - Patti Smith
...history is not what happened in the past, but the best story we can tell with the available material - Joshua Wolf Shenk
All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them. - Felix Frankfurter
Once the entrancement (Infatuation; Deluded state), in material objects, is gone; the loss in spirituality stops! - Dada Bhagwan
By listening to his language of his locality the poet begins to learn his craft. It is his function to lift, by use of imagination and the language he hears, the material conditions and appearances of his environment to the sphere of the intelligence where they will have new currency. - William Carlos Williams
He who builds a better mousetrap these days runs into material shortages, patent-infringement suits, work stoppages, collusive bidding, discount discrimination--and taxes." - H. E. Martz
Whatever it is you want in this life, be it material things, a place you want to be, or an experience you want to have, you must first make it real in the realm of your consciousness. - Brandi L. Bates
Giving these students, teenagers, any form of power over the use of their own words, allowing them to turn everyday raw material into some form of beauty, is a gift beyond measure. - Gloria Ng
Happiness is a quality of the soul...not a function of one's material circumstances. - Aristotle
I have become very aware how under-represented are the stories of the underprivileged and undervalued. Our records are, in general, very male and if not always the material of the rich, certainly (for obvious reasons) the material of the literate. - Sara Sheridan
From the scientific view, the theory of karma may be a metaphysical assumption -- but it is no more so than the assumption that all of life is material and originated out of pure chance - Dalai Lama XIV
I think it's outrageous if a historian has a 'leading thought' because it means they will select their material according to their thesis - Antony Beevor
PROPERTY, n. Any material thing, having no particular value, that may be held by A against the cupidity of B. Whatever gratifies the passion for possession in one and disappoints it in all others. The object of man's brief rapacity and long indifference. - Ambrose Bierce
Television is now so desperately hungry for material that they're scraping the top of the barrel. - Gore Vidal
Be careful what you say and do around a writer; your words and actions may become material. - A.D. Posey
The doctrine of laisser-faire will not work in the material world. - E.M. Forster
Material wealth do not last forever, but that which probably lasts forever is the wealth of intelligence and creativity. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Sometimes spiritual blessings are much more important than most material goals we pursue in life. - Sunday Adelaja
A beautiful life is a life that is content and satisfied with material possessions, and has an abundance of hope, love, laughter, kindness, and compassion. - Debasish Mridha
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
Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen. - Willa Cather
MATERIAL, adj. Having an actual existence, as distinguished from an imaginary one. Important. Material things I know, or fell, or see; All else is immaterial to me. Jamrach Holobom - Ambrose Bierce
What ranks above all else for economic and political reconstruction is a radical change of ideologies. Economic prosperity is not so much a material problem; it is, first of all, an intellectual, spiritual, and moral problem. - Ludwig von Mises
School is a factory where the raw material called student is turned into a product called employee. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
More a person could actually feel and think, less s/he would be seen getting attracted towards the material things. - Anuj Somany
There are greater goals in life than material and sensual pleasures - Imran Khan
The strewn and tangled wreckage that litters our lives is the precious raw material from which great beginnings are forged. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Those who are coming from the gutters know that from time to time a piece of us will break off and float back to the floor from whence it came. Wealth can gray your eyes at the edges, money does not make you hover above human qualities, you are only a flawed being with much material gain. - Crystal Evans
The good man is the teacher of the bad, And the bad is the material from which the good may learn. He who does not value the teacher, Or greatly care for the material, Is greatly deluded although he may be learned. Such is the essential mystery. - Lao-Tzu
People relates the process of evolution, as growth and success in the material world, rather in reality, the process of evolution, is all about, how you perceive life, with your understanding, in the present moment. - Roshan Sharma
Scoring well on tests is the sort of happy thing that gets the school district the greenbacks they crave. Understanding and appreciating the material are secondary. - Libba Bray
Material poverty doesn’t causemurder, rape or terror.Mental poverty does. - Derric Yuh Ndim
CUNNING, n. The faculty that distinguishes a weak animal or person from a strong one. It brings its possessor much mental satisfaction and great material adversity. An Italian proverb says: "The furrier gets the skins of more foxes than asses." - Ambrose Bierce
Every year I collect a select amount of material possessions (baseball cards, coins, famous paraphernalia) to pass on to my children. In two or more generations they should have a small fortune of 'ancient' famous items. - Akutra-Ramses Atenosis Cea
By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he's been bought ten times over. - Gore Vidal
A miracle is when you take action on your goals, and create the visible from the invisible. Transform your thoughts and dreams into the material world, from planning, hard work and determination. - Mark LaMoure
Philosophy does not promise to secure anything external for man, otherwise it would be admitting something that lies beyond its proper subject-matter. For as the material of the carpenter is wood, and that of statuary bronze, so the subject-matter of the art of living is each person's own life. - Epictetus
Ti­tles are granted or in­her­ited, no­bil­ity isn't. Whatever paper we receive, be it of material or immaterial value it will never exceed the value of your character being loved by people! - Akilnathan Logeswaran
Unfortunately, we do not often see the advantages in the power of values and virtues. We are easily taken away by physical wealth, material possessions and the power of money. - Sunday Adelaja
When value systems are embraced by a nation, when the citizens of a country are truly rich in virtues, then material wealth is a matter of time. Moreover, these material wealth don’t just come and go, they come to stay as long as the virtues remain in the fabric of the nation - Sunday Adelaja
What an unilateral life, when from the material of a renunciation, we must fashion something we love. - Rainer Maria Rilke
We live in a vastly complex society which has been able to provide us with a multitude of material things, and this is good, but people are beginning to suspect we have paid a high spiritual price for our plenty.
Class is material consumed.
Material things may satisfy your temporal desires, but none can be taken with you when you're gone. Build your hopes on things eternal ! - Amaka Imani Nkosazana
My intent is simply to know my material so well that I'm very comfortable with it. Confidence, not perfection, is the goal. - Scott Berkun
...Material goods have gained an increasing and finally inexorable power over the lives of men as at no previous period in history. - Max Weber
One does not travel, any more than one falls in love, to collect material. It is simply part of one's life... - Evelyn Waugh
Income inequality has no necessary connection with poverty, the lack of material resources for a decent life, such as adequate food, shelter, and clothing. A society with great income inequality may have no poor people, and a society with no income inequality may have nothing but poor people. - Robert Higgs
A miracle is when you take action on your written goal, and create reality by working to make it happen. Transform your dreams to the material world by writing your goals, taking action and by being determined to make them happen. - Mark F. LaMoure
When I thought I felt better, grief shot its silver tip arrow at my heart to remind me that it was still there.Excerpt From: Holster, S.G. Thirty Seconds to Die. iBooks. This material may be protected by copyright.Check out this book on the iBooks Store - S.G. Holster
mess is the material from which life and creativity are built - Ralph D. Stacey
Schooling is a manufacturing process whereby the raw material called curious boys is turned into products called obedient men. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Rich in material, by devoid of knowledge, is like having -an- antique clock with no numbers. Appealing to the eye, but useless in the modern world. - Andrea L'Artiste
Prereading is a game changer. It changed my life...Everyone is smarter when they have seen the material before. You will be too. - Peter Rogers
Memories are of the ethereal, and not the material world, that is how I know I am forever. - Michael Poeltl
Far greater than all the material possessions that I possess, is my Freedom to Choose, my Freedom to Live, and my Freedom to be Happy. - RVM
Not a scar just psychological,But as material as roaches,Street corners and billy clubs. A wound reopened systematically,Inflicted with economic anarchy And "No Help Wanted" signs. - Cabrini Gulag
Your brain is not only the material inside your cranium, its something to be explored, developed and refined - Mohammad Azeem
Devotion to material possession, control or power; is the sole reason for hate. Devotion to the heart ... the sole reason for love. - Robert Vanleeuwen
In the year 2006, a person can have sufficient intellectual and material resources to build a nuclear bomb and still believe that he will get seventy-two virgins in Paradise. - Sam Harris
Destroy your life; then put it back together.You'll get great material, meet some fascinating characters and side benefit the skills you develop will give you greater compassion, insight and range with the people you create on the page or run into off of it. - Jerry Stahl
Money and material things may well sustain you physically. But it is only living life from/with love & compassion - and the hearts and lives that you touch - that will truly nourish you emotionally and in spirit. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
To abstract is to draw out the essence of a matter. To abstract in art is to separate certain fundamentals from irrelevant material which surrounds them. - Ben Shahn
Like too much alcohol,self-consciousness makes us see ourselves double, and we make the double image for two selves - mental and material, controlling and controlled, reflective and spontaneous. Thus instead of suffering we suffer about suffering, and suffer about suffering about suffering. - Alan W. Watts
The great lie that science has given us is that reality is material. - Compton Gage
In a certain sense the past is far more real, or at any rate more stable, more resilient than the present. The present slips and vanishes like sand between the fingers, acquiring material weight, only in its recollection. - Andrei Tarkovsky
There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component. ...But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind. - Deepak Chopra
At the end of the day, your relationships with the people in your life will be greater assets than any material things. Take time. Be present. You'll thank yourself for it later. - Vironika Tugaleva
All the material wealth cannot be substituted for the spiritual, physical, emotion and mental well-being. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Rich in material, but Devoid of knowledge is like having an antique clock with no numbers. Appealing to the eye, but useless in the modern world. - Andrea L'Artiste
The doctrine of the material efficacy of prayer reduces the Creator to a cosmic bellhop of a not very bright or reliable kind. - Herbert Müller
There are essentially two questions in life - a spiritual question and a material question. The spiritual question is 'Who am I?' The material question is 'What am I to do with my life?' One leads to the other. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
When value systems are embraced by a nation, when the citizens of a country are truly rich in virtues, then material wealth is a matter of time. - Sunday Adelaja
She Accepted Him The Way He Is , A Broke Guy , with a broken heart, it was not material she aimed for but love she got ! - rochdi rais
Thought isn't a form of energy. So how on Earth can it change material processes? That question has still not been answered. - Vladimir I. Vernadsky
Learning is by nature curiosity... prying into everything, reluctant to leave anything, material or immaterial, unexplained. - Philo of Alexandria
Material and technical changes are mostly quite visible. But less visible are the changes in the mind of the people, their way of thinking, their conception of the world and the quality of their fears. ("Horizon and Vision" ) - Erik Pevernagie
It is only within the context of having properly developed your mind that you will be able to truly enjoy the achievement of your material values, including that of a more muscular body. - Mike Mentzer
How grudging memory is, and how bitterly she clutches the raw material of her daily work. - Lawrence Durrell
Because one dead leaves every material back, even the body, but what is taken is the soul with memories. - Riku H. Petro
Happiness is an awareness—a blissful perception, not in ownership or in material possessions. - Debasish Mridha
It's often the material things that provide the essence of memory. - Marjorie Garber
Even a child cannot sit here without support. Some support will be necessary. No one can live without the support from the material world. After getting the support from one’s own Soul, one doesn’t need the support from the material world. ‘He’ will then become independent [support-free]. - Dada Bhagwan
All the material wealth cannot satisfy the soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
We live in a world of breathtaking material plenty. That has freed hundreds of millions of people from day-to-day struggles and liberated us to pursue more significant desires: purpose, transcendence, and spiritual fulfillment. - Daniel H. Pink
Please, no matter how we advance in technology please don't abandon the book-there is nothing in our material world more beautiful than a book. - Patti Smith
NOTHING IS STRONGER THAN THE RESILIENCE OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT. (found in an ad at Goodreads, but similar to the following quote by ) : Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. - Bern Williams
The evolution of higher and of lower forms of life is as well and as soundly established as the eternal hills. It has long since ceased to be a theory; it is a law of Nature as universal in living things as is the law of gravitation in material things and in the motions of the heavenly spheres. - Henry Fairfield Osborn
HAPPINESS comes from within. To be happy is to know oneself. It's not in the material things that we own, it's the love we have and show to the world. - Angie karan
And life is a good thing for a writer. It's where we get our raw material, for a start. We quite like to stop and watch it. - Neil Gaiman
When you aim for the stars even if you fail you’ll be a falling star, and that’s still wish-granting material. - Kevin Focke
We too often let the material things serve as indicators that we're doing well, even though something inside us tells us that were not doing our best. That we are avoiding that which is hard, but also necessary. That we are shrinking from rather than vising to the challenges of the age. - Barack Obama
As long one is not able to let go of the insistence on a certain opinion [faith, sect], he has not earned the right for Moksha [Ultimate Liberation]. He is not worthy of Moksha if he is in the sect. He is only worthy of material happiness; he is worthy of a celestial life. - Dada Bhagwan
The underprivileged are byproduct of society’s material progress. - Pawan Mishra
Yes, a deep lesson from the postage stamp. It attaches itself to a moveable material, the envelope and gets going. A good relationship keeps you going forward; a bad one keeps you static. Attach yourself to someone who is also going forward and you will also get there. - Israelmore Ayivor
A thought, no matter how small and forgotten, always has an eternal impact on the Cosmos. Most times, we can only see the material and just about beyond the immediate, but if we could trace this thought through all Creation... well, it would be a whole universe in itself. - Adriano Bulla
The core practice of magic is: The execution of a willed intent to create change in the material world, which either defies, hastens or purifies the consequences of natural cause and effect. - Zeena Schreck
One of the secrets a nation can unlock to have material wealth is, having a leader who will take an uncompromising stand to establish truth and honesty as a rule of building the nation - Sunday Adelaja
You cannot enrich yourself with material possessions. However, you can enrich yourself by giving yourself away with love, service, kindness, compassion, and courage. - Debasish Mridha
My-ness (mamta) is indeed parigrah [attachment to material objects]; material object is not a parigrah. Gnani doesn’t have My-ness (mamata), He has the eternal element (experience of Pure Soul). - Dada Bhagwan
After long reflection in solitude and meditation, I suddenly had the idea, during the year 1923, that the discovery made by in 1905 should be generalised by extending it to all material particles and notably to electrons. Louis de Broglie - Einstein
At the end of your lives you will not be judged by academic successes, the degrees or diplomas earned, the positions held, the material wealth acquired, or power and prestige, but rather on the basis of what you have become as persons and what you are in conduct and character. - Howard W. Hunter
it is good to have wealth. It is great to leave in comfort. It is awesome to obtain possessions but, don't be too eager for material possessions for the same material possessions that bring joy are the same possessions that bring sorrow and pain and also leave a big had I know on our minds - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
when you become addict in to MATERIAL things in life then the TRUE natural life start to run away from you, YES! it's can give you certain pleasure in the society but in the same time it will sabotage your true HAPPINESS of life which we could have simply with GRATITUDE and FORGIVENESS - Rashedur Ryan Rahman
Stop searching for that perfect person you hope for. Stop searching for someone who would meet the standards you set as spouse material, instead love the one who's already next to you, who has always been there for you, and never done you wrong. Perfection doesn't exist in anyone, including you. - John Yang aka Private83
Archive material is vital to the writer of historical fiction. - Sara Sheridan
The more material we lose, the less we have. The less we have, the more we win. - Anthony Liccione
A book, too, can be a star 'explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly. - Madeleine L'Engle
The universe is a unity. Every material thing is in all things.All things come from all, and all is in all things. - John Toland
Consciousness does not just passively reflect the objective material world; it plays an active role in creating realityitself. - Stanislav Grof
Why are we occupied with material wealth than spiritual nourishment? - Lailah Gifty Akita
Listen.Do you see that you can’t hear snowfall?Look.Do you sensethat you can’t see love?Touch.Do you graspthat you can’t catch poems?Try.Smell this glass. Go on taste this cloud.These material senses won’t get you far untilyou feelthe velvet glove caress your soul. - Kamand Kojouri
It is essential for genetic material to be able to make exact copies of itself; otherwise growth would produce disorder, life could not originate, and favourable forms would not be perpetuated by natural selection. - Maurice Wilkins
One of my favourite parts of writing is doing the research. It's the door into that magical reading/writing state - the raw material for making the story real. - Sara Sheridan
When we focus on winning the battle for material gains,we end up losing spiritual war.If we had a better self of ethics we would be better prepared to deal with the complicated world in which we find ourselves. - David V. Gaggin
Life and history have repeatedly taught us that values and virtues are far much stronger than the physical wealth we often see. For material wealth emanates from values and virtues. - Sunday Adelaja
Nobody has things just as he would like them. The thing to do is to make a success with what material I have. It is a sheer waste of time and soulpower to imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different. - Dr. Frank Crane
When it becomes above normal, material happiness will feel like misery. - Dada Bhagwan
Christmas is conceptualized with solidarity. That's nice! But let us at least be aware that it does not solve the problem. However, doing your part, it's a start. It does not have to be material help, start with a sincere and cozy hug in your loved ones.A gesture, worth more than thousand words! - 1 Minuto na Palma da Mão
Without the dreamers who write science fiction and other imaginary material we'd still be sitting in caves ... if we weren't already extinct. - William C. Samples
Material blessings fade and deteriorate, but your riches in Christ are everlasting. - Elizabeth George
Material wealth don’t just come and go, they come to stay as long as the virtues remain in the fabric of a nation - Sunday Adelaja
The worst of me is the raw material from which God molds the best of me. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
We lust after the material things in life, then in a blink of an eye; the life which was once given is taken; is there a point in stressing over the small stuff. - Epiphana Lewis
Language is rich, and malleable. It is a living, vibrant material, and every part of a poem works in conjunction with every other part - the content, the place, the diction, the rhythm, the tone-as well as the very sliding, floating, thumping, rapping sounds of it. - Mary Oliver
We might give God our tithing, our material possessions, even our time and talents, but those are not really ours to begin with. They are gifts on loan. What is ours is the only genuine sacrifice we can lay on the altar—total submission. - Toni Sorenson
There isn't a man alive who doesn't have the potential to philander, given the right material to philander with." Taryn in A Meeting of a Different Kind - Linda MacDonald
The brain is a material thing, something you can hold in your hands. The mind is an immaterial thing, something only the Universe can hold. - Toni Sorenson
Love is not a receiving material, It's a giving material. Like a pen;giving poems, Like a sun and moon;giving hot and cool, Like a person like you;giving love to your love! - AR Bharaty
A paucity of material can open up just as many possibilities. - Sara Sheridan
She had something more than material value ~ she had a soul, no money could buy. - Nikki Rowe
Learning is crucial if you want to remain special and material - Seyi Ayoola
The only way to build a fan base is to have a lot of material out there for readers to find. You can't manufacture a fan base. You create it, one story at a time. - Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The question of bread for myself is a material question, but the question of bread for my neighbor is a spiritual question. - Nikolai A. Berdyaev
Our pleasures are not material pleasures, but symbols of pleasure attractively packaged but inferior in content. - Alan W. Watts
For a novelist, the gaps in a story are as intriguing as material that still exists. - Sara Sheridan
There is no need for arms, physical violence, material constraints. Just a gaze. An inspecting gaze, a gaze that each individual under its weight will end by [internalising] to the point that they are their own overseer, each individual thus exercising surveillance over, and against themself. - Michel Foucault
Before embarking on important undertakings, sit quietly, calm your senses and thoughts, and meditate deeply. You will then be guided by the great creative power of Spirit. After that you should utilize all necessary material means to achieve your goal. - Paramahansa Yogananda
Material wealth can be bad for your health.Because when you’re in the soil it’ll make your blood boil,that you couldn’t keep it all for your self. - Benny Bellamacina
When you aim for the stars even if you fail you’ll be a falling star, and that’s wish-fulfilling material. - Kevin Focke
Writing the same kind of material is no guarantee you'll be working from the same ethos so that writers from different fields are just as likely to have an understanding of each other's work as someone working in the same genre. - Sara Sheridan
Writer is a miner; he works in the gloomy places like a miner to get the precious material. - Mehmet Murat ildan
Material wealth alone is not enough to build a great nation. - Sunday Adelaja
Inventions are not solely the making of material things, inventions are also the mental unleashing of ideas by a genuis with a sixth sense. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Spiritual riches supersede material riches. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Writers don't forget the past; they turn it into raw material. - Joyce Rachelle
Our American values are not luxuries but necessities, not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings. - Jimmy Carter
America is not a mere body of traders; it is a body of free men. Our greatness-built upon freedom-is moral, not material. we have a great ardor for gain; but we have a deep passion for the rights of man. - Woodrow Wilson
Western women have been controlled by ideals and stereotypes as much as by material constraints. - Naomi Wolf
Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead. - James Joyce
Nu cumva dragostea ține de un proces material, chimic, de un amestec de molecule care poată fi reprodus științific? Sau e un miracol spiritual?, ,,Elixirul dragostei - Eric Emmanuel-Schmitt
If we want our nations to be truly great we must lay less emphasis on material wealth, natural resources or even human resources. - Sunday Adelaja
I'd much rather buy an experience than something I can possess in the material world - Ashly Lorenzana
One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place. - Emily Dickinson
Funny how in a material world full of pundits and economists obsessed with assets and liabilities -personally, economically and globally - few speak about the greatest of all these…YOU. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Every relationship is a cost benefit calculation; either it is material or spiritual. - M.F. Moonzajer
Love is the linchpin that connects the material world with higher levels of existence. - Julianne Davidow
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