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.
A great war leaves the country with three armies – an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.
Swords and guns have no eyes.
No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.
The value of possessing good sense is in using it.
When money speaks, the truth keeps silent.
The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.