Candide

by: Voltaire

Chapters 17–19

Quotes Chapters 17–19
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.
“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?”
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.
The villainy of mankind presented itself to his mind in all its deformity, and his mind dwelt only on gloomy thoughts.