If you are looking ofr a holiday gift, here is a great idea. The book Maxims of Wall Street: A Compendium of Financial Adages, Ancient Proverbs, and Worldly Wisdom by Mark Skousen is a great idea. Skousen is the noted economist, newsletter author, and investment analyst with an outstanding track record who has compiled an outstanding selection in financial and Wall Street related quotations.
Here are some examples:
"Wall Street is the only place that people ride to work in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway." ~ Warren Buffett
"The most important lesson in investing is humility." ~ John Templeton
"My idea of a group decision is to look in the mirror." ~ Warren Buffett
"Psychology is probably the most important factor in the market - and the one that is least understood." ~ David Dreman
"Know value, not prices." ~ Arnold Bernhard
"Never underestimate the size of a panic, nor the power of the politician." ~ Harry D. Schultz
"Owners of sound securities should never panic." ~ J. Paul Getty
"If you don't know history, you're history." ~ Mark Skousen
I highly recommend The Maxims of Wall Street for yourself and your friends and relatives.