Property is the fruit of labor – property is desirable – it is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.

Abraham Lincoln – American politician, 1861-65 16th president (1809-1865), from a speech at the New York Workingmen”s Democratic Republican Association, after they appointed him honorary president (merch 21st, 1864), Quotations book 2010