Ambrose Bierce quote about knowledge from The Devil's Dictionary - FAITH, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
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FAITH, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
 Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary (1911). copy citation

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Author Ambrose Bierce
Source The Devil's Dictionary
Topic knowledge belief faith evidence
Date 1911
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/972/972-h/972-h.htm

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“He does not say if any of the wounded recovered. In the time of Henry III, of England, a law was made which prescribed the death penalty for "Kyllynge, wowndynge, or mamynge" a fairy, and it was universally respected.
FAITH, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
FAMOUS, adj. Conspicuously miserable.
Done to a turn on the iron, behold Him who to be famous aspired. Content? Well, his grill has a plating of gold, And his twistings are greatly admired.
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