Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ambrose Bierce

CONSERVATIVE, n. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.  
-- Ambrose Bierce

I was reacquainted Ambrose Bierce’s story as I read the article, Top 10 Unexplained Disappearances. The famous writer supposedly went to Mexico and was never heard from again. His end is still unexplained.

I love this quote from one of his last letters:

“Good-bye — if you hear of my being stood up against a Mexican stone wall and shot to rags please know that I think that a pretty good way to depart this life. It beats old age, disease, or falling down the cellar stairs. To be a Gringo in Mexico—ah, that is euthanasia!” -- Ambrose Bierce

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