Quotation by George Sand

It is sad, no doubt, to exhaust one's strength and one's days in cleaving the bosom of this jealous earth, which compels us to wring from it the treasures of its fertility, when a bit of the blackest and coarsest bread is, at the end of the day's work, the sole recompense and the sole profit attaching to so arduous a toil.
George Sand (1804–1876), French novelist. The Haunted Pool, ch. 2 (1851).

Real name Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Dudevant.
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