By Nawal Sayed
CAIRO, Feb. 12 (SEE) – 210 years ago, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in a log cabin in Hardin (now LaRue) County, Kentucky. He was a lawyer and politician.
Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809. He served as US’s president from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865 at Ford’s Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth, an actor, who somehow thought he was helping the South. The opposite was the result, for with Lincoln’s death, the possibility of peace with magnanimity died.
Lincoln led the nation through the Civil War, its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.
He preserved the Union of the states, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
On Jan. 1, 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy.
SEE celebrates his 210th birth anniversary and publishes some of his most well-known quotes as follows:
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
“Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.”
“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”
“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”