On his first day in office as President Abraham Lincoln entered to give his inaugural address one man stood up He was a rich aristocrat He said Mr Lincoln you should not forget that your father used to make shoes for my family And the whole Senate laughed; they thought they had made a fool of Lincoln But certain people are made of a totally different mettle Lincoln looked at the man directly in the eye and said Sir I know that my father used to make shoes for your family and there will be many others here because he made shoes the way nobody else can He was a creator His shoes were not just shoes; he poured his whole soul into them I want to ask you have you any complaint? Because I know how to make shoes myself If you have any complaint I can make you another pair of shoes But as far as I know nobody has ever complained about my father s shoes He was a genius a great creator and I am proud of my father The whole Senate was struck dumb They could not understand what kind of man Abraham Lincoln was He was proud because his father did his job so well that not even a single complaint had ever been heard

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