When Lincoln entered the Senate to give his inaugural address as U.S. President, one aristocratic senator stood up and said,

“Mr Lincoln, you should not forget that your father used to make shoes for my family.”

The Senate laughed.

Lincoln retorted:

“Sir, I know that my father used to make shoes in your house for your family... Have you any complaints? If you have any complaints, I can make another pair of shoes. Because I know how to make shoes myself. But as far as I know, nobody has ever complained about my father’s shoes. He was a genius, a creator, and I am proud of my father.”

My favourite quote from Abraham Lincoln is this

"I would rather be a little nobody than be an evil somebody."

A great Leader is always Humble, aware of his/her past and full of Kindness.