That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprize. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) American lawyer, politician, US President (1861-65)
Reply to New York Workingmen’s Democratic Republican Association (21 Mar 1864)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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