Gardening

A writer-editor-teacher’s quote of the week #107

“I also know,” said Candide, “that we must cultivate our garden.”

“You are right,” said Pangloss; “for 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.”

“Let’s work, without disputing,” said Martin. “It is the only way to make life bearable.”

— from the ending to Candide by Voltaire, translated by Henry Morley

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