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.

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No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.

He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.

The things I want to know are in books, my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read

The things I want to know are in books, my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.

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    God respects me when I work; but God loves me when I sing.

    God respects me when I work; but God loves me when I sing.

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