This quote popped up recently one evening during my reading, and I thought it was quite apropos to the current global economic situation.
By God! In earthly riches fear is hidden and peril is concealed. […] Fleeting are the riches of the world; all that perisheth and changeth is not, and hath never been, worthy of attention, except to a recognized measure.
Not sure what else to say about this one, other than stating how obvious this becomes, especially at a time like this when the foundations of world economy are being shaken to their core.