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" Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. "
History of the Administration of President Lincoln - Page 463
by Henry Jarvis Raymond - 1864 - 8 pages
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Abraham Lincoln's Pen and Voice: Being a Complete Compilation of His Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - Slavery - 1890 - 454 pages
...Nor is it denied that there is, and probably always will be, a relation between labor and capital, producing mutual benefits. The error is in assuming that the whole labor of the community exists within that relation. A few men own capital, and those few avoid labor themselves,...
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The Arena, Volume 30

United States - 1903 - 696 pages
...of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." It is this emphasis upon the value of human life, this exaltation of the rights of man regardless of...
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Lincoln, His Life and Time: Being the Life and Public Services of ..., Volume 1

Henry Jarvis Raymond, Francis Bicknell Carpenter - Presidents - 1891 - 424 pages
...capital. Capital is only the 1'nt of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first exi.rteii. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much...is, and probably always will be, a relation between labor and capital, producing mutual bem-fits. The error is in assuming that the whole labor of community...
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Popular Perils: Cabin Home Papers

Leonard Brown - Labor - 1892 - 212 pages
...that it might be heard around the world and for ages to come, when he uttered the immortal sentence, " Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration." He added what ought to be engraved over the portal of the capitol on the banks of the Potomac in letters...
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Selections from the Works of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1893 - 130 pages
...of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves...is, and probably always will be, a relation between labor and capital producing mutual benefits. The error is in assuming that the whole labor of community...
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Complete Works, Volume 10

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1894 - 410 pages
...groundless. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves...benefits. The error is in assuming that the whole labor of community exists within that relation. A few men own capital, and that few avoid labor themselves,...
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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 2

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1894 - 854 pages
...existed. Labor is the superio_r of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. Capital lias its rights, which are as worthy of protection as any...benefits. The error is in assuming that the whole labor of community exists within tliat relation. A few men own capital, and that few avoid labor themselves,...
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The Words of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1898 - 72 pages
...of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves...is, and probably always will be, a relation between labor and capital, producing mutual benefits. The error is in assuming that the whole labor of a community...
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Complete Works, Volume 7

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1894 - 394 pages
...of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves...is, and probably always will be, a relation between labor and capital producing mutual benefits. The error is in assuming that the whole labor of the community...
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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 2

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1894 - 782 pages
...of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves...is, and probably always will be, a relation between labor and capital producing mutual benefits. The error is in assuming that the whole labor of the community...
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