Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Abraham Lincoln (180965)
I take it that it is best for all to leave each man free to acquire property as fast as he can. Some will get wealthy. I dont believe in a law to prevent a man from getting rich; it would do more harm than good.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, speech at New Haven, Connecticut, March 6, 1860.The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 4, p. 24 (1953).