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Kamala Markandaya

“Well, and what if we give in to our troubles at every step! We would be pitiable creatures indeed to be so weak, for is not a man's spirit given to him to rise above his misfortunes? As for our wants, they are many and unfilled, for who is so rich or compassionate as to supply them? Want is our companion from birth to death, familiar as the seasons or the earth, varying only in degree. What profit to bewail that which has always been and cannot change?”

Kamala Markandaya, Nectar in a Sieve
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Nectar in a Sieve Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
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