Quotation by Voltaire

"Alas! Good Lord," he said. "I have killed my former master, my friend, and my brother-in-law; I am the kindest man in the world, and here are three men I have already killed; and two of the three are priests."
Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694–1778), French philosopher, author. Candide, in Candide, or Optimism (Candide, ou l'Optimisme) (1759), ch. 15, p. 210, Paris, Garnier Flammarion (1966).

Comment made by Candide, the hero of the philosophical tale by that name, after killing three men by accident or in self-defense.
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