1. A philosophy that holds that everything that exists is made of matter. (see also metaphysical naturalism)
2. The belief that material wealth is the greatest good. (see also objectivism)
1. "It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously." --H.L. Mencken
2. "It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly." --Thoreau
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