The Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
The works in this anthology were selected to highlight Lincoln's wisdom rather than his humor or personality. Examples include speeches to Congress arraigning President Polk, on internal improvements, on military heroes; letters to George E. Pickett, William Johnston, Horace Greeley, General Hooker, Andrew Johnson; and more.
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Page 136 - 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. Capital has its rights, which are as worthy of protection as any other rights.