Let’s Play “Who Said This”

“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 supporter of capital, and deserves the higher consideration.”

Answer below the fold.  No peeking!

The above quote was said by Abraham Lincoln before Congress in 1861.

Do you have any good quotes to share?

2 thoughts on “Let’s Play “Who Said This”

  1. I just read this in Hartmann, my first guess was Jefferson…. then I remembered the Lincoln connection.

    How about some Teddy to go with your Lincoln:

    “It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize. ”

    And then some Paine:

    “Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true.”

    And finally to lighten the load and one I carry with me everyday as I raise my family:

    “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he’d learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain

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