Voltaire quote about God from Candide - God has punished the knave, and the devil has drowned the rest.
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God has punished the knave, and the devil has drowned the rest.
 Voltaire, Candide (1759). copy citation

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Author Voltaire
Source Candide
Topic God punishment devil
Date 1759
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19942/19942-h/19942-h.htm

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“"You see," said Candide to Martin, "that crime is sometimes punished. This rogue of a Dutch skipper has met with the fate he deserved."
"Yes," said Martin; "but why should the passengers be doomed also to destruction? God has punished the knave, and the devil has drowned the rest."
The French and Spanish ships continued their course, and Candide continued his conversation with Martin. They disputed fifteen successive days, and on the last of those fifteen days, they were as far advanced as on the first.” source

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