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It’s easy to learn the difference between a good example of an honest person and a faulty example. Honest people show characteristics of truth, being sincere and a well-deserved friend. Honesty doesn’t come easily as some people perceive it to be. Anybody could think they’re an honest person without knowing what being an honest person is. Some important political figures in the world have shown good traits of honesty while some have not. It’s easy to see the difference between an honest person and a dishonest person. While there is one political figure that comes to mind when thinking of honesty that stands out, President Abraham Lincoln, there is another that stands out when thinking of dishonesty, President Bill Clinton. President Lincoln, also known as “Honest Abe,” was an honest man who worked at a general store during his early working life. One evening, he realized that he short changed a customer so he walked a long distance to right the wrong with the customer. Another time he realized that he did not give another customer enough tea for her money, so he personally delivered the amount he owed her, to which the lady didn’t realize that she wasn’t given the proper amount until he showed up on her doorstep. Lincoln showed then at a young age that he had an integrity that was very positive and that he was a honest person, which lead him to be a honest president also. As the sixteenth president of the United States, Lincoln carried his concerns for the truth through his years at the White House. He was a very upfront and deeply sincere man. Some of his collegues often wondered if he would ever lie. During the Civil War, President Lincoln stated “I ain’t been caught lying yet, and I don’t mean to be.” For President Lincoln, the truth was not worth sacrificing for any amount of money, no matter how much it may have been. As the 42nd President of the United States, he was entitled as an honest man with a positive future to...
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