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 it deserves much the higher consideration. 
      -- Abraham Lincoln

       When told his printing order would take six weeks to deliver, the irate customer shouted, "Don't give me that, the whole world was created in only six days."  
       The printer replied, "So, see what a mess the world is in -- that's a rush job for you."