Li at Tao Talk tagged me to play in a 3.2.1 Quote Me challenge started by Rory. I have to Thank the Selector, which I will do, Post 2 quotes on Honesty & Trust and the Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’, which I won’t be doing. Li said that she tagged me with an easy one and I agree, so thanks Li for taking it easy on me.
Young Abraham Lincoln got the name “Honest Abe” when he was working as a young store clerk in New Salem, Ill. According to one story, whenever he realized he had shortchanged a customer by a few pennies, he would close the shop and deliver the correct change-regardless of how far he had to walk. Lincoln became a lawyer at a time when the popular belief was that all lawyers were dishonest. By the time Lincoln was president, some of the statements that he had made previously, such as “I have never tried to conceal my opinions, nor tried to deceive anyone in reference to them,” and “I am glad of all the support I can get anywhere, if I can get it without practicing any deception to obtain it”, had become a source of strength for him as a leader.
Sticking with Lincoln, he once said, “The people when rightly and fully trusted will return the trust.” Lincoln knew that people were his best source of information and he felt that he could trust the people, because they always knew what they wanted and what was best for them. The Republican party is called the party of Lincoln, but with Trump in charge now, Honesty & Trust have completely disappeared.
Written for the 3.2.1 Quote Me challenge.