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The Emperor and the Crane – A Motivational Story About Death and Immortality

A certain sage brought a glass of living water to an emperor and said: – “If you drink this water – you will become immortal. If you don’t – you will eventually end up in the country of the dead. Just like everybody else.” The emperor thought a while about the offer, but couldn’t decide […]

Greed Is an Expensive Thing – A Cautionary Tale for the Greedy Ones

Before the judge stood a man convicted of bribes. The judge offered the accused to choose between one of three possible punishments: either to pay 100 gold coins, to be hit 50 times with a stick, or to eat 3 pounds of raw onions. Being greedy, so he decided that the best punishment is also […]

Transformation – A Cautionary Tale About Money and Generosity

There lived once two men. One of them was rich, and the other one was poor. There were many feasts in the house of the rich man. Meanwhile, the poor man had nothing to eat. A wise old man once came to the door of the rich man and asked him to sleep for the […]

Don’t Look for the Guilty One – A Cautionary Tale About Friendships

A long time ago, in a kingdom far away, there lived two knights who befriended each other. The first one was smart, and the second one stupid. Nevertheless, they gave each other a promise of loyalty – that neither of them will leave the other in good times or in need, and that they will […]

The One Who Is in the Pond – An Inspirational Story About Attitude

One day, the little Raccoon went into the woods to pick some sweet sedge for dinner. When he arrived in the woods, however, a monkey decided to have some fun with him. So, he asked him: – Are you not afraid the ONE WHO is living in the pond? He’s so evil and scary. It […]

The Broken Jug – A Story About Helpers

A small clay water jug stood on the stove. And in the corner of the room, a sick man lay on the bed. He was tormented by extreme thirst. “Just a sip, just a sip,” he groaned. But there was no one in the room. His pleas were so heartbreaking that the jug could not […]

The Donkey and the Horse – A Story About Compassion and Helping Others

A horse and a donkey were once coming from the market. The donkey was carrying heavy load on his back, and the horse was lightly running. Halfway down the road, the donkey felt tired and barely able to breathe. He asked the horse to take some of his load. But the horse would not listen. […]

The Best Zoo in the Universe – Short Story About Perspective

Towards the end of August, a huge silver coloured spaceship came to Earth, carrying with it Professor Hugo’s zoo. The zoo was open for only six hours. Adults and children waited since the early morning, forming the longest line ups ever witnessed. And everyone was holding in their hands the entrance fee, a small amount […]

The “Inexperienced” Expert – An Inspirational Story About Intelligence

In the early 1930s, an American manufacturing company sent an industrial machine to Japan. A month later, the company received a telegram: THE MACHINE DOES NOT WORK. SEND A REPAIRMAN. The company sent a specialist to Japan. But even before he could get to work, it received another telegram: THE REPAIRMAN IS TOO YOUNG. SENT […]

A Husband for a Mouse – A Moral Story About Marriage

Once upon a time, in a family of ordinary mice, a baby mouse was born. Few years passed, and she grew up to become a dazzling beauty. When it was her turn to get married, her parents started looking for a suitable mate. But how could they find one? Who was special enough to deserve […]

The Thief Who Became a Disciple

An Inspiring Story About the Quality of Mercy   It was a quiet night when the prayers of a Buddhist monk, famous for always telling the truth, were disturbed by the rustling of leaves in his front yard. Few moments later, a thief rushed into his room with a knife in his hand, asking for […]


There is a story about a man who, as he was passing some elephants, suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at any time, break away from their […]

Hidden Treasure – Story About Hard Work

Four young men sit by the bedside of their dying father. The old man, with his last breath, tells them there is a huge treasure buried in the family fields. The sons crowd around him crying, “where, where?”. But its too late. The day after the funeral and for many days to come, the young […]

The Town Ahead – Story About Attitude

A man pulled up to a gas station in the country. He asked the gas station attendant, “What are the people like in the next town up ahead?” The attendant said, “What were the people like in the town you just came from?” “Awful people,” the man responded. “Rude, cold, hostile, abrupt, unfriendly. They wouldn’t […]

The Brick – Moral Story About Time

A successful executive was travelling down a neighbourhood street, going fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. All of a sudden, a brick flew and smashed into the Jaguar’s side door! He slammed on […]

Advice From A Sales person – Inspirational Story About Selling

A young Salesperson had lost an important sale. He was very upset. When speaking about this with his Sales Manager, the young sales person shrugged. “I guess,” he said “it just proves that you can lead a horse to the water, but you can not make him drink.” “Son,” said the Sales Manager, “let me […]

Two spoons of sugar

Two spoons of sugar

An old man is dying. His entire family is sitting around his bed, subdued and not knowing what else they can do. They ask him, “Maybe we can fulfill your last wish?” “Yes… I’d like … a cup of tea … with two teaspoons … of sugar.” “Why?” they ask him. “I’ve had a long life… and […]

Toast About a Wave

Toast About a Wave

There is a story of a little wave, bobbling along in the ocean, having a great time. He’s enjoying the wind and fresh air – until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. “My God, this is terrible”, the wave says, “look what’s going to happen to me”. Then […]

Story of Man Falling Off a Cliff

Story of Man Falling Off a Cliff

There is a story of a man who’s walking along a cliff and suddenly loses his balance and falls off. As he was falling off, he was able to grab and hold on to the ledge. So, he is barely hanging there, holding on to his life. After a while he decides to call for […]

The Blind Men and The Elephant

The Blind Men and The Elephant

There is an ancient story from the East of 4 blind men and an elephant. 4 blind men got a chance to touch an elephant and were later asked to describe the elephant. The first one said that the elephant is long and skinny, like a snake. The second said that the first one doesn’t […]

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