Throughout his life Peter’s character was of a piece, changing little in essentials. He was consistent above all in the wholeheartedness with which he adopted and applied policies, in his belief in the rightness of his own judgment and his own scale of values. His faults were often glaring; but they were the faults of excess, of rashness, of haste and of too uncritical a self-confidence. They were seldom those of mediocrity, of indecision or of a shirking of responsibility.