Candide

by: Voltaire

Chapters 20–23

Quotes Chapters 20–23
“And yet there is some good in the world,” replied Candide. “Maybe so,” said Martin; “but it has escaped my knowledge.”
“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?”
“And why do you put your admiral to death?” “Because he did not put a sufficient number of people to death.”