„The only wealth you possess is your labour... France will become again what she should never have ceased to be— an essentially agricultural nation. Like the giant of mythology, she will recover all her strength by contact with the soil.“
— Philippe Pétain
Speech (August 1940), quoted in Pavlos Giannelia, 'France Returns to the Soil', Land and Freedom, Vol. XLI, No. 1, January-February 1941, p. 23 and Eugen Weber, 'France', in Hans Rogger and Eugen Weber (eds.), The European Right: A Historical Profile (University of California Press, 1966), p. 113.