“His conscience was the strongest element of his nature. His affections were tender and warm. His whole nature was simple and sincere – he was pure, and then was himself.”
“Such a nature was admirably constituted to direct an heroic struggle on the part of a people proud enough to prefer a guide to a leader, a man commissioned to execute the popular will but, as in his case, strong enough to enforce his own.”
If you haven’t guessed yet, these good attributes were written about the character of the sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
President Lincoln was a role model for integrity and honesty.
He offers us so many examples of good character traits.
These good qualities stayed with him throughout the trials and tribulations of leading a country during one of the worst periods of its history.
Of course, Lincoln was president during the 19th century when the character of a person was a highly-regarded quality.