The uprightness and good sense of its leaders did not compensate for the weakness of their political connexions.
His convictions gained weight from the simplicity, uprightness and diligence of his character; but they need a more effective justification than he was able to give them.
This fact determined the stadtholder, Maurice of Nassau, to support the orthodox party - a party to which he inclined the more readily that Olden Barneveldt, the grand pensionary, the man whose uprightness and abilities he most dreaded, sided with the Remonstrants.
I do not value chiefly a man's uprightness and benevolence, which are, as it were, his stem and leaves.
His great learning was equalled by the modest simplicity of his life and the uprightness of his conduct.