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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.Lincoln, Abraham
Source: President Abraham Lincoln, annual message to Congress, December 3, 1861.The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 5, p. 52 . · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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