Candide

by: Voltaire

Chapters 17–19

1

The king’s children in this country must have an excellent education, since they are taught to show such a contempt for gold and precious stones.

2

“What!” says Cacambo, “you have no monks among you to dispute, to govern, to intrigue, and to burn people who are not of the same opinion as themselves?”

3

Candide asked to see the High Court of Justice, the Parliament; but was told that none existed in that country, that lawsuits were unknown. He then asked if they had any prisons; they replied, none.

4

The villainy of mankind presented itself to his mind in all its deformity, and his mind dwelt only on gloomy thoughts.