Philosophy

Such are the narrow views of those philosophers who, content with examining the things that lie before them, look not to the truths which are hidden beyond.

Background. "Such are the narrow views of those philosophers who, content with examining the things that lie before them, look not to the truths which are hidden beyond." is a quotation from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 2). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens's first novel, published between 1836 and 1837.   Context. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 2 of The Pickwick Papers: That punctual servant of [...]

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I am ruminating on the strange mutability of human affairs.

Background. "I am ruminating on the strange mutability of human affairs." is a quotation from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 2). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens's first novel, published between 1836 and 1837.   Context. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 2 of The Pickwick Papers: Now it so happened that Mr. Pickwick and his three companions had resolved to make Rochester their first halting-place too; and [...]

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