Thinking over phrases

por Agostinho Turbian

We express a lot of what we think, do and wish for by the phrases we say. They can sometimes make us feel goosebumps if they precisely express something that has happened to us. Mr. Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, a stylish and determined British politician, writer and the 1953Literature Nobel Prize winner, used to say: “An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity”.

It is interesting to notice that this sentence conveys a feeling of self-responsibility amid a current segmented digital society. Think about it! On the other hand, William James stated: “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power”. “The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true”, said James B. Cabell. What is worth of all these quotes and many others is how we reflect on them and what we can absorb and put into practice. When Ruy Barbosa assertively said “Whoever does not fight for his rights is not worthy of them”, he defined the rules of the game, as simple as it can be.

Mahatma Gandhi clearly stated: “What destroys the world: politics without principles; wealth without work; pleasure without conscience; knowledge without character; commerce without morality; science without humanity; worship without sacrifice”.

To top it all, the great philosopher Socrates concludes: “In order to be friends with someone worthy, we should work in ourselves the qualities we admire in the other”, and also: “Let him who would move the world first move himself.” Thus, The Winners moves itself so that it can be simple as to move the world for a better purpose through its contents, news, and happenings that may help you be a happier person.

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