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Original research removed
The following quotes are removed from the article, because their content and meaning is only remotely related to Materialism.
- The European talks of progress because by the aid of a few scientific discoveries he has established a society which has mistaken comfort for civilisation.
- The world says: "You have needs -- satisfy them. You have as much right as the rich and the mighty. Don't hesitate to satisfy your needs; indeed, expand your needs and demand more." This is the worldly doctrine of today. And they believe that this is freedom. The result for the rich is isolation and suicide, for the poor, envy and murder.
- This is the even-handed dealing of the world!" he said. "There is nothing on which it is so hard as poverty; and there is nothing it professes to condemn with such severity as the pursuit of wealth!
- It is clear, that nor the quote nor the source explicitly mention the word "materialism".
- Including this kind of quotes opens the door to all kinds of speculation. Some may say its appropriate, some would say it is not, some could even be offended by it... etc.
- Also there is an explicit understanding, that in biographical articles, quotes should not be arranged under "original headers," meaning interpretations by the participating Wikiquote user.
- It is just a higher quality standard to exclude quotes which are not directly related to the theme.
- There are exceptions, for example if a secondary source has placed the quote in the context of the theme. This should then be made explicit in the citation of the secondary source.