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Quotation by Ambrose Bierce
Heaven lies about us in our infancy ... and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.
Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914), U.S. author. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906).
A cynical comment on Wordsworth's famous line on "childhood."
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