One of the books I'm reading is Margaret Mitchell's excellent Gone with the Wind due to my partner's recommendation. Two great quotes on investing, from the two men who most influenced Scarlett, which are apt for today's environment:
Scarlett's father Gerald: "Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything... for 'tis the only thing in this world that lasts, and don't you be forgetting it! 'Tis the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for -- worth dying for." (38)
Scarlett's lover Rhett: "What most people don't seem to realize is that there is just as much money to be made out of the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one." (193 - note that the context of the dialogue behind this quote is as sweet as the quote itself!).
More quotes to come as I find them...