Do you believe that men have always massacred each other as they do to-day, that they have always been liars, cheats, traitors, ingrates, brigands, idiots, thieves, scoundrels, gluttons, drunkards, misers, envious, ambitious, bloody-minded, calumniators, debauchees, fanatics, hypocrites, and fools?
Authentication Score 2
Voltaire. Candide. Cramer, 1759, ch. 21.
Voltaire. Candide. Translated by Robert M. Adams. Edited by Nicholas Cronk. W. W. Norton & Co., 2016, ch. 21.