Consumerism Quotes

I may be a pessimist, but the philosophy of anti thrift just now coming into being seems to me the greatest danger to the peace of the world.
– Adriano Tilgher

Make it new is the message not just of modern art but of modern consumerism, of which modern art is largely a mirror image.
– Christopher Lasch

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
– Andrew Carnegie

Nobody who gets enough food and clothing in a world where most are hungry and cold has any business to talk about ‘misery.’
– C.S. Lewis

I like to go to Marshall Field’s in Chicago just to see how many things there are in the world that I do not want.
– Mother Mary

There are two ways to get enough: one is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
– G.K. Chesterton

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
– George Bernard Shaw

It is advertising and the logic of consumerism that governs the depiction of reality in the mass media.
– Christopher Lasch

The family wage has been eroded by the same developments that have promoted consumerism as a way of life.
– Christopher Lasch

Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find nothing.
– Aesop

Before long it will be the animals who do the dieting so that the ultimate consumer does not have to.
– Mimi Sheraton

The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self serving wealth.
– Franklin Delano

Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress.
– Herbert Hoover

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
– Socrates

Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments.
– Samuel Johnson

O America, how you’ve taken necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes.
– Martin Luther

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
– Albert Schweitzer

My first rule of consumerism is never to buy anything you can’t make your children carry.
– Bill Bryson

Pop culture is not about depth. It’s about marketing, supply and demand, consumerism.
– Trevor Dunn

Advertising generally works to reinforce consumer trends rather than to initiate them.
– Michael Schudson