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Abraham Lincoln Characteristics

Two of Abraham Lincoln Characteristics Are Determination and Persistence. Here Are Lesser Known Facts About the Great Emancipator Who Was Killed by Masons for NWO.

Two main Abraham Lincoln characteristics concerned Abraham Lincoln’s determination and persistence in the face of difficulty. Despite personal demons, He simply endeavored to persevere.

His long-time friend, Joseph Gillespie, attributed it to both mental and physical strength, saying:

“Mr. Lincoln was capable of immense physical and mental labor. His mind and body were in perfect harmony.”

His law partner, William H. Herndon, expressed it this way:

“Mr. Lincoln was a peculiar man; he was intensely thoughtful, persistent, fearless, and tireless in thinking … when he got after a thought, fact, principle or question, he ran it down to the fibers of the tap root, dug it out, and held it up before him for an analysis, and when he thus formed an opinion, no man could overthrow it; he was in this particular without an equal.”

A common list of the failures of Abraham Lincoln characteristics, along with a few successes:

  • 1831: Failed in business
  • 1832: Defeated for legislature
  • 1833: Again failed in business
  • 1834: Elected to legislature
  • 1835: Sweetheart died
  • 1836: Had a nervous breakdown
  • 1838: Defeated for speaker
  • 1840: Defeated for elector
  • 1843: Defeated for Congress
  • 1846: Elected for Congress
  • 1848: Defeated for Congress
  • 1855: Defeated for Senate
  • 1856: Defeated for Vice-President
  • 1858: Defeated for Senate

His discipline and determination created some notable Abraham Lincoln characteristics exemplified in his leadership.

Number one of his most noted and long-remembered Abraham Lincoln characteristics was his ability to build a strong team.

Cabinet of Nay-Sayers

When Lincoln had to build a presidential team, he built one in spite of initial personal animosity rather than close relationships. From this group of competing, and in some cases, openly antagonistic people, he built a team that helped him to ultimately hold the Union together.

For example, in 1855, Abraham Lincoln was slighted and insulted by Edwin M. Stanton, his co-counsel in the McCormick-Manny patent infringement case. Stanton said that he would not work with “such a damned, gawky, long-armed ape as that.”

In 1862, nearly one year after the Civil War began, he had to replace his Secretary of War. He chose Edwin Stanton. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln became the Republican Party presidential nominee. Entering the convention, he was rated behind William Seward of New York and in the mix with Salmon Chase of Ohio and Edward Bates of Missouri.

After he became president of the United States, he nominated William Seward to be his Secretary of State, Salmon Chase to be his Secretary of Treasury, and Edward Bates to be his Attorney General.

Lincoln: The Storyteller

Number two of the most noted and long-remembered Lincoln characteristics was his ability to tell stories. Many historians point to his ability to tell appropriate stories as part of the “magic” that drew people to him once they got to know him.

Here are several examples: Alexander Stephens served with Mr. Lincoln in Congress before becoming vice president of the Confederacy. After the Civil War, he wrote:

“Mr. Lincoln as careless as to his manners, awkward in his speech, but he was possessed of a very strong, clear, vigorous mind. He always attracted and riveted the attention of the House when he spoke.”

Another one of Abraham Lincoln’s characteristics was his manner of speech as well as his original thought. He had no model. He was a man of strong convictions, and he was what Carlyle would have called an earnest man.

He abounded in anecdotes. He illustrated everything he was talking about by an anecdote, always “exceedingly apt and pointed, and socially he always kept his company in a roar of laughter.”

Not all of Mr. Lincoln’s friends shared his sense of humor. Massachusetts Senator Henry Wilson was one. Several others were in his Cabinet. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton said that before he announced the draft Emancipation Proclamation, Mr. Lincoln:

” … was reading a book of some kind, which seemed to amuse him. It was a little book. He finally turned to us and said ‘Gentlemen, did you ever read anything from Artemus Ward? Let me read you a chapter that is very funny.’ Not a member of the Cabinet smiled; as for myself, I was angry, and looked to see what the president meant.”

“It seemed to me like buffoonery. He, however, concluded to read us a chapter from Artemus Ward, which he did with great deliberation, and, having finished, laughed heartily, without a member of the Cabinet joining in the laughter. ‘Well,’ he said, ‘let’s have another chapter,’ and he read another chapter to our great astonishment.”

“I was considering whether I should rise and leave the meeting abruptly when he threw his book down, heaving a sigh,” and said: “Gentlemen, why don’t you laugh? With the fearful strain that is upon me night and day, if I did not laugh, I should die, and you need this medicine as much as I do.”

Abraham Lincoln Characteristics: The Persuader

Number three of the most noted and long-remembered Abraham Lincoln characteristics was his ability to persuade more than coerce his associates.

Lincoln seldom used the power of his office to force compliance with his wishes. He told stories; he met with people and he wrote letters. If necessary, he could be quite direct and sometimes had to pursue that route with people. Most of the time he worked to persuade people rather than to coerce them.

In 1865, the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery forever on American soil, would never have passed without the arm-twisting advocacy of Lincoln, the master politician in the white house.

Number four of the most noted and long-remembered Abraham Lincoln characteristics was how he learned to speak in public.

William H. Herndon, his former law partner, on July 19, 1887, described Abraham Lincoln characteristics in public speaking:

“Lincoln never beat the air, never sawed space with his hands, never acted for stage effect; he was cool, careful, earnest, sincere, truthful, fair, self-possessed, not insulting, and not dictatorial; he was pleasing and good-natured; he had great strong naturalness of look, pose and act. 

“He was clear in his ideas, simple in his words, strong, terse, and demonstrative; he spoke and acted to convince individuals and masses; he used in his gestures his right hand, sometimes shooting out that long bony forefinger of his to dot an idea or to express a thought, resting his thumb on his middle finger.”

Comfortable with a Paradox

Number five of the most noted and long-remembered Abraham Lincoln characteristics was his ability to master and become comfortable with paradox.

He built his cabinet from political rivals; he looked past personal slights and insult to build strong alliances (Edwin Stanton); he was consistent in his principles and flexible in his pursuit of fulfilling them; he understood both compassion and accountability; he took risks and he created new approaches, and he demonstrated patience in his timing.

Who knows what else Abe would have done had he not been gunned down by known Mason John Wilkes Booth. Booth acted in concert with others in order to put a Mason VP into power and further the objectives of the ruling elites and their quest for New World Order.

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