Voltaire

“I should like to know which is worse: to be ravished a hundred times by pirates, and have a buttock cut off, and run the gauntlet of the Bulgarians, and be flogged and hanged in an auto-da-fe, and be dissected, and have to row in a galley -- in short, to undergo all the miseries we have each of us suffered -- or simply to sit here and do nothing?'
That is a hard question,' said Candide.”


Voltaire, Candide
tags: candide, voltaire
Read more quotes from Voltaire


Share this quote:
Twitter icon

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

214 likes
All Members Who Liked This Quote

« previous 1 3

All Quotes
My Quotes
Add A Quote

This Quote Is From

Candide Candide by Voltaire
165,555 ratings, average rating, 5,254 reviews
Open Preview


Browse By Tag

More...