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Candide

Candide

by Voltaire

Warfare Quotes

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Quote #10

"And why kill this Admiral?"

"It is because he did not kill a sufficient number of men himself. He gave battle to a French Admiral; and it has been proved that he was not near enough to him."

"But," replied Candide, "the French Admiral was as far from the English Admiral."

"There is no doubt of it; but in this country it is found good, from time to time, to kill one Admiral to encourage the others." (23.7)

Candide is disturbed to find that the admiral is being executed for underperformance in battle.

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