"The most pitiful are those who turn dreams into silver and gold."
- Kahlil Gibran
"You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy."
- Eric Hoffer
"The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
"We must rapidly begin the shift from a 'thing-oriented' society to a 'person-oriented' society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered."