Candide

by: Voltaire

Chapters 20–23

1

“And yet there is some good in the world,” replied Candide. “Maybe so,” said Martin; “but it has escaped my knowledge.”

2

“Do you think,” said Candide, “that mankind always massacred each other as they do now? Were they always guilty of lies, fraud, treachery, ingratitude, inconstancy, envy, ambition, and cruelty?”

3

“And why do you put your admiral to death?” “Because he did not put a sufficient number of people to death.”