George Bernard Shaw Money Quotes
 

George Bernard Shaw about money. There are over 20 quotes presented with images that can be shared on social media. Some of the quotes discuss the importance of money, the evils of poverty, the uselessness of the rich, and criticisms of capitalism. In general, the quotes express Shaw’s views that money is essential but can also corrupt, and that poverty is one of the worst problems facing society.

Very few people can afford to be poor Quote
 

Very few people can afford to be poor

 

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Money is nothing: character, conduct, and capacity are everything Quote

Money is nothing: character, conduct, and capacity are everything”

 

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A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul Quote
 

“A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul”

 

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Between persons of equal income there is no social distinction except the distinction of merit Quote
 

“Between persons of equal income there is no social distinction except the distinction of merit

 

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To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it Quote
 

“To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it”

 

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Money is indeed the most important thing in the world; and all sound and successful personal and national morality should have this fact for its basis Quote
 

Money is indeed the most important thing in the world; and all sound and successful personal and national morality should have this fact for its basis”

 

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Financiers live in a world of illusion. They count on something which they call the capital of the country, which has no existence Quote
 

Financiers live in a world of illusion. They count on something which they call the capital of the country, which has no existence”

 

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We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money Quote
 

“We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money

 

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The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty Quote
 

“The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty“

 

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We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it Quote
 

“We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it“

 

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You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life. You will eat, but you will not live Quote
 

“You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live”

 

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Shall I turn up the light for you?  No, give me deeper darkness. Money is not made in the light Quote
 

“Shall I turn up the light for you? No, give me deeper darkness. Money is not made in the light

 

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The lack of money is the root of all evil. The love of money is the root of all virtue. The love of economy is the root of all virtue Quote
 

“The lack of money is the root of all evil. The love of money is the root of all virtue. The love of economy is the root of all virtue

 

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the man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth sound. Poverty stricken makes the same mistake about the rich man Quote
 

“The man with toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man

 

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Security cannot exist where the Danger of Poverty hangs over everyone's head Quote
 

Security, the chief pretense of civilization, cannot exist where the worst of dangers, the danger of poverty, hangs over everyone’s head”

 

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What is the matter with the poor is poverty; what is the matter with the rich is uselessness Quote
 

“What is the matter with the poor is poverty; what is the matter with the rich is uselessness

 

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Poverty blights whole cities and strikes dead souls Quote
 

Poverty blights whole cities; spreads horrible pestilences; strikes dead the very souls of all who come within sight, sound, or smell of it”

 

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The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine Quote
 

“The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine”

 

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A man who has no office to go to — I don’t care who he is — is a trial of which you can have no conception Quote
 

“A man who has no office to go to — I don’t care who he is — is a trial of which you can have no conception”

 

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You have to choose between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the Government. And, with due respect for these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold Quote
 

“You have to choose between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the Government. And, with due respect for these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold

 

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If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion Quote
 

“If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion”

 

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Better see rightly on a pound a week than squint on a million Quote

“Better see rightly on a pound a week than squint on a million

 

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