It was believed that he could not tell a lie...a story told about him, which I hear is not true is that when he was young, he chopped down a cherry tree. When his mother asked him who did it, the quote is "I cannot tell a lie, it was I who chopped down the cherry tree". That quote makes me laugh to this day, as when I was small, I planted some cherry pits and years later it grew into a tree. The tree started to get sickly, brown leaves, dead branches, and my brother chopped it down. When I went to visit, he smiled and said that quote exactly
Abe wasn't the one who cut down the cherry tree it was our first president
They say that he didn't lie, some people are like that. I know I don't lie, and I don't do it effectively either, lol.