Lawrence Wallin, the artist philosopher/muscian lists these beauties among a much longer list.  See his paintings plus on his website:

Among all I viewed were these which hit me hard but in a good way:

If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world–this makes it hard to plan the day.
E. B. White:

So while our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from war, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all.
Ray Bradbury


A great war leaves the country with three armies – an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.
German proverb

Swords and guns have no eyes.
Chinese proverb

No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.
Turkish proverb

The value of possessing good sense is in using it.
Hausa proverb

When money speaks, the truth keeps silent.
Russian proverb

The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.
Hungarian proverb

Are We Following Germany’s Pre-WWII Path?

Four major ways we’re following In Germany’s fascist footsteps By Robert Cruickshank, Topics: AlterNet, Conservatism, Germany, Nazis, U.S. Economy (Credit: AP/Al Grillo/Salon) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. What happens Continue Reading →

A Great Rant by Poet Appleman: The Meaning of Life

A terrific long essay full of historical facts and patterns along with a short biological history of the species and a critical examination of its social contract.  But above all Continue Reading →