Voltaire quote about world from Candide - Pangloss most cruelly deceived me when he said that everything in the world is for the best.
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Pangloss most cruelly deceived me when he said that everything in the world is for the best.
 Voltaire, Candide (1759). copy citation

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Author Voltaire
Source Candide
Topic world deceit progress
Date 1759
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19942/19942-h/19942-h.htm

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“How is it possible, said I, that the beloved Candide and the wise Pangloss should both be at Lisbon, the one to receive a hundred lashes, and the other to be hanged by the Grand Inquisitor, of whom I am the well-beloved? Pangloss most cruelly deceived me when he said that everything in the world is for the best.
"Agitated, lost, sometimes beside myself, and sometimes ready to die of weakness, my mind was filled with the massacre of my father, mother, and brother, with the insolence of the ugly Bulgarian soldier, with the stab that he gave me, with my servitude under the Bulgarian captain, with my hideous Don Issachar, with my abominable Inquisitor, with the execution of Doctor Pangloss, with the grand Miserere to[Pg 34] which they whipped you, and especially with the kiss I gave you behind the screen the day that I had last seen you.” source
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