1. "I was poor once, I didn’t like it, I don’t want to be poor again."
2. “No matter what we all know today, it’s not going to be true in 10 or 15 years.”
3. “If the world economy gets better, commodities are very good place to be in … even if the world economy does not improve, commodities are still a fabulous place to be.”
Jim Rogers is a smart investor who co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros in 1973. By 1983 the fund gained more than 4000 percent.