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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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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 5

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1906 - 650 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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Speeches of Abraham Lincoln: Including Inaugurals and Proclamations

Abraham Lincoln - 1906 - 464 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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Modern history

Israel Smith Clare - World history - 1906 - 468 pages
...of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor and never could have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration. * * * A few men own capital, and that few avoid labor themselves, and with that capital hire or buy...
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Memorial Day Annual

Memorial Day - 1906 - 434 pages
...truth and the country is safe. You must remember that some things legally right are not morally right. Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration. Whatever is calculated to improve the condition of the honest, struggling, laboring man, I am for that...
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Letters and telegrams

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1907 - 326 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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Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln: State papers, 1861-1865

Abraham Lincoln - 1907 - 328 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

Henry Bryan Binns - 1907 - 428 pages
...Capital is only the fruit of Labour, and could never have existed if Labour had not first existed. Labour is the superior of Capital, and deserves much the...probably always will be, a relation between Capital and Labour producing mutual benefits. The error is in assuming that the whole Labour of the community exists...
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The Lincoln Year Book: Containing Immortal Words of Abraham Lincoln Spoken ...

Abraham Lincoln - Devotional calendars - 1907 - 410 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. A song for the builders of beauty, The rearers of temple...
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The Corporate Reconstruction of American Capitalism, 1890-1916: The Market ...

Martin J. Sklar - Antitrust law - 1988 - 502 pages
...framework of Lincoln's other major proposition, that "Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital .... Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." Hence, capital's rights existed on the basis of its subordination to human rights.36 It was in this...
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They Never Said It : A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading ...

Paul F. Boller Jr. Emeritus Professor of History Texas Christian University, Oklahoma John George Jr. Professor of Political Science and Sociology Central State University - History - 1989 - 190 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.137 ANCIENT-SEA QUOTE "The ancient sea of Venice, from...
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