Stories

This is a great motivational story about saving time. It teaches how to inspire and motivate others to pursue a worthy goal. This excerpt was taken from an article written by Andy Hertzfeld in 1983 called “Saving Lives”. One of the things that bothered Steve Jobs the most was the time that it took to … Read more

A man with a dog walked on a long and tiresome road. He walked for a long time and got very tired. The dog was tired too.  Suddenly in front of him he noticed an oasis! A beautiful gate – and behind the fence – music, flowers, the sound of a stream.  “What is this … Read more

A man decided to go on a long journey. Since he was an old man and had recently married a beautiful young woman, he was very worried that she would not remain faithful to him. So, he ordered a “belt of loyalty”, and, before leaving, he put it on his wife. The only problem was: … Read more

A woman was walking down the street. A man noticed her and started following her. The woman stopped and asked: – Why are you following me? – I fell in love with you. – Well, my sister is much prettier than I am. And she is right behind you. Have a look. The man looked … Read more

Two friends were walking down the street. One of them complained to the other about the misfortunes of his family life. His wife had been nagging him for a decade, constantly fighting, demanding enormous amounts of attention and money for all kinds of trivial things, and routinely loading him with endless lists of household chores. … Read more

Once upon a time, a terrible dragon settled beside a stream in the mountains. The people were left without water. Women were crying, children were dying of thirst. The men tried to kill the dragon, but he swept everyone with his long tail. The people were in despair. It was at this time that a … Read more

Once upon a time, there existed a city in which there were only two parallel streets. One day, a person crossed from one street to the other, and residents of the other street noticed that his eyes were full of tears. “Someone has probably died on the other street!” – one of them cried, and … Read more

One king had only one daughter. When she was ten years old, she began to run so fast that she had no equal. And when the time came, the king announced throughout the kingdom that his daughter will marry the one who will be able to outrun her in a race. To make things even … Read more

An inspector of a hospital for the insane, saw that one of the patients was rocking back and forth in a chair, muttering constantly to himself in a soft contented voice: “Dodo, Dodo, Dodo…” – What’s his problem? – he asked the doctor. – It’s Dodo. It’s all because of her. That’s the woman who … Read more

Once upon a time, a traveler sat to rest under a tree. He didn’t know that this tree was special, it was a “wish-fulfilling” tree. When the traveler woke up, he felt very hungry. All of a sudden, a tasty dish appeared before him. After he ate the food and felt full, another thought came … Read more

There was a man who lived by the sea. Every morning, he left his house, enjoying the beautiful pine tree which grew on the mountain nearby. He loved drawing this beauty over and over again, and was generally happy. But one day, there was a storm. The pine cracked, the mountain collapsed, and his house … Read more

A man sent his son to learn the secret of happiness from a sage. Forty days the young man walked through a desert until he saw, on top of a mountain, a magnificent castle. The sage lived there. The castle was full of people. The sage walked slowly around the guests, and the boy had … Read more

Once upon a time there lived a stonemason, who went to the mountains every day to dig out and break stones. He enjoyed his work, so he was constantly singing, satisfied with what he had, bothered by nothing. One time, he was invited to work in a mansion. Upon seeing the luxurious palace, the stonemason … Read more

A man once decided to go and find Fate. On his way, he met a wolf, who told him that his teeth hurt and wondered if he could ask Fate for a remedy. Then he chanced upon a large crowd of hungry people. They told him that they didn’t have anything to eat, because each … Read more

Once upon a time there was a king who had a very beautiful daughter. The king did not want to give her in marriage, because he was told that, somewhere on the planet, there is a man much smarter than him, who is destined to first take his daughter as his bride, and then take … Read more

After God formed the first man from clay, he noticed that he still had a small piece of clay left. – What else do you want me to create for you, man? The man thought a bit and said: – Create me happiness! But God, did not know what happiness the man wants. So, he … Read more

A peasant owned a beautiful purebred horse. One day, he ran away from the stables and disappeared for some time. The neighbors in the village sympathized with the peasant, but he remained calm. A week later, his horse returned and brought with himself a wonderful female horse. The villagers talked about the event for a … Read more

An artist was once asked: – Which is the most difficult thing to draw? He replied: – It’s hardest to draw a rooster. – And which is the easiest thing to draw? – It’s easiest to draw a God or a ghost – the artist replied. – How so? – the people were amazed. The … Read more

In ancient times, there lived a learned man. One day, he noticed that his shoes were worn out. The minute he returned home, he immediately surrounded himself with the books of the wise men he admired and began searching an answer to the question: what should a man do when his shoes have become tattered? … Read more

A scientist once decided to prove that the ears of the cockroach are located in its legs. So, he started conducting experiments. He put a cockroach on a table and loudly clapped his hands. The cockroach ran away. Then the scientist tore one of the cockroach’s legs and clapped his hands again. The cockroach ran … Read more

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