The Haven

Some random thoughts on Life, Light, and why Western Civilization needs somehow, against all odds, to be preserved

You know there are days like this…
I suppose I’ll let some other, smarter, people do the talking for the rest of this page…

“The true University of these days is a Collection of Books.”

I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. – Thoreau, Walden

In our reasonings concerning matter of fact, there are all imaginable degrees of assurance, from the highest certainty to the lowest species of moral evidence. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence. – Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible. – Frankl, Man’s Search For Meaning

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. – Kierkegaard