“He Did Not Pretend to Be Anything Other than He Was”

Lincoln's Honesty

What a sense of humor!

I know I have quoted Lincoln in many blogs, but his humility and strength of character to live life without illusions about himself is such a powerful inspiration to me. This quote about his inability to be photogenic is a classic example of that quality.

Sometimes it comes as such a shock to us when unfortunate circumstances force us to face the weaknesses of human nature in ourselves or others, but Lincoln never seemed to be surprised by it.

What freedom there is in living without illusions about ourselves! To access that freedom, I will:

  • Laugh at myself
  • Have realistic expectations
  • And, do the best with what I have

One thought on ““He Did Not Pretend to Be Anything Other than He Was”

  1. productivechanges

    Awesome, he’s a great source of inspiration!

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