Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Abraham Lincoln (180965)
The Democracy of to-day hold the liberty of one man to be absolutely nothing, when in conflict with another mans right of property. Republicans, on the contrary, are for both the man and the dollar; but in cases of conflict, the man before the dollar.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, letter to Henry L. Pierce and others, April 6, 1859.The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 3, p. 375 (1953).