Voltaire quote about practice from Candide - we must cultivate our garden.
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we must cultivate our garden.
 Voltaire, Candide (1759). copy citation

Author Voltaire
Source Candide
Topic practice work garden
Date 1759
Language English
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19942/19942-h/19942-h.htm


“You know how perished Crœsus, Astyages, Darius, Dionysius of Syracuse, Pyrrhus, Perseus, Hannibal, Jugurtha, Ariovistus, Cæsar, Pompey, Nero, Otho, Vitellius, Domitian, Richard II. of England, Edward II., Henry VI., Richard III., Mary Stuart, Charles I., the three Henrys of France, the Emperor Henry IV.! You know——"
"I know also," said Candide, "that we must cultivate our garden."
"You are right," said Pangloss, "for when man was first placed in the Garden of Eden, he was put there ut operaretur eum, that he might cultivate it; which shows that man was not born to be idle."
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