Quotes about Losing Material Things

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Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.

Frank A. Clark

Perfect wisdom has four parts: Wisdom, the principle of doing things aright. Justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private. Fortitude, the principle of not fleeing danger, but meeting it. Temperance, the principle of subduing desires and living moderately.

Plato

If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living.

Seneca

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.

Rene Descartes

The few men who possess the wealth of the material things of the earth at the present time are not truly happy.

Joseph Franklin Rutherford

What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people's lives.

Oprah Winfrey

We see things in this material world, wherein our bodies dwell, only because our mind through its attention lives in another world, only because it contemplates the beauties of the archetypal and intelligible world which Reason contains.

Nicolas Malebranche

The modern form of things had begun to appeal to me, also (as material for satire) politics, and the lives of the great and little, high up in the social scale.

Laurence Housman

Material things aside, we need no advice but approval.

Coco Chanel

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Winston Churchill

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, then are dreamt of in your philosophy

William Shakespeare

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.

Friedrich Nietzsche

There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.

Mary Kay Ash

I just don't believe that you have to come in and insult people when you want to change things.

Sydney Schanberg

I love women. I'm trying to do beautiful things with them. I'm not trying to insult them. My life is not about that.

Calvin Klein

The hardest thing is to go to sleep at night, when there are so many urgent things needing to be done. A huge gap exists between what we know is possible with today's machines and what we have so far been able to finish.

Donald Knuth

In love there are things --- bodies and words.

Joyce Carol Oates

It is a common delusion that you can make things better by talking about them.

Dame Rose Macauley

Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.

Bertrand Russell
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