"Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward"
- Ambrose Bierce
About this Quote
This quote by Ambrose Bierce speaks to the idea that when we are born, we are surrounded by a sense of innocence and purity. We are born into a world of beauty and potential, and it is only as we grow older that we become aware of the harsh realities of life. As we age, we become exposed to the lies and deceit of the world, and our innocence is slowly stripped away. This quote serves as a reminder to cherish the innocence of childhood, and to not let the lies of the world corrupt our sense of wonder and joy. It is important to remember that even in the midst of the darkness, there is still beauty and hope to be found.
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