Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury -- to me these have always been contemptible. I assume that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.
Some men are born to own, and can animate all their possessions. Others cannot: their owning is not graceful; seems to be a compromise of their character: they seem to steal their own dividends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.
If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?
Erich Fromm (1900-1980) Psychoanalyst and social philosopher.
Once you have decided to keep a certain pile, it is no longer yours; for you can't spend it.
Montaigne (1533-1592) French philosopher and essayist.
Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.
Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.
George Santayana (1863-1952) American philosopher and poet.
How many are the things I can do without!
Socrates (BC 469-BC 399) Greek philosopher of Athens
Lay up your treasures in heaven where there is no depreciation.
Less is more.
Robert Browning (1812 -1889) British poet.