Blind men and the elephant

A professional public relations executive interprets Lincoln:
Mr. Holzer said that Lincoln grasped the power of images and "how important image making is to political success and a place in history."
And my barber was saying how Lincoln grasped the importance of being well groomed for all those photographs.

My shoe repairman said he has always admired Lincoln's choices in footwear.

Mere coincidences or fundamental elements of greatness? You decide.