George Bernard Shaw: Stupid to Want Money

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George Bernard Shaw Money Quotation saying those who are tricky enough to acquire large amounts of money may be less intelligent than they might seem to actually want it. George Bernard Shaw said:
 
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” — George Bernard Shaw

 

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George Bernard Shaw is saying that to acquire a large amount of money requires focusing so much on wealth accumulation that it becomes one’s main goal, rather than other pursuits that may be more intellectually or personally fulfilling.

His point seems to be that wanting money for its own sake, without regard to what it enables one to do, could be seen as prioritizing monetary gain over other values.

So the “cleverness” needed to amass wealth comes at the cost of “stupidity” in making money an end in itself rather than a means to support other goals or activities.

Birthday: July 26, 1856 – Death: November 2, 1950

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