What! have you no monks who teach, who dispute, who govern, who cabal, and who burn people that are not of their opinion?
What's Optimism?' asked Cacambo. 'I'm afraid to say,' said Candide, 'that it's a mania for insisting that all is well when things are going badly.
When men do not have healthy notions of the Divinity, false ideas supplant them, just as in bad times one uses counterfeit money when there is no good money.
When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
when man was put into the garden of eden, he was put there with the idea that he should work the land; and this proves that man was not born to be idle.
When it comes to money, everyone is of the same religion.
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics.
When his highness sends a ship to Egypt, does he trouble his head whether the mice on board are at their ease or not?
when I found that he doubted of everything, I concluded that I knew as much as he, and that I had no need of a guide to learn ignorance.