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Collection of Motivational plus Inspirational Stories

We here at VersionPB have collection of short motivational and inspirational stories on this page .Each story is unique and gives too motivation and inspiration to the reader .

The Elephant belief

The Elephant belief
The Elephant belief A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains. All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs. As the man gazed...

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Stop being a glass. Become a lake

Stop being a glass. Become a lake
Stop being a glass. Become a lake Once an unhappy young man came to an old master and told he had a very sad life and asked for a solution. The old Master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. “How...

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Catching the Big Fish

Catching the Big Fish
A young man decided to go to a lakeside where there were a lot of fish to catch. As he got there he saw an old man on the other side, patiently waiting for a bite. Scratching his head the man thought "There are plenty of fish on this side, why can't he just catch...

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Ducks Quack Eagles Soar !

Ducks Quack Eagles Soar !
Ducks Quack Eagles Soar I was waiting in line for a ride at the airport. When a cab pulled up, the first thing I noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and rounded...

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The Pregnant Dog and Elephant

The Pregnant Dog and Elephant
The Pregnant Dog and Elephant An elephant and a dog became pregnant at same time. Three months down the line the dog gave birth to six puppies. Six months later the dog was pregnant again, and nine months on it gave birth to another dozen puppies. The pattern continued. On the eighteenth month the dog...

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Recharge Yourself

Recharge Yourself
Recharge Yourself Every activity of life is enhanced by rest. From golf to boxing, players are given time between their performances to step back, renew themselves, and get a perspective. The greatest creators and inventors make use of frequent periods to tap into their creative unconscious: Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein were known for taking...

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Need vs Greed

Need vs Greed
Need vs Greed Whether you have a Mercedes or a BMW, the road remains the same. Whether you travel economy class or business, your destination doesn't change. Whether you have a Titan or a Rolex, the time is the same. There is nothing wrong in dreaming a luxurious life. What needs to be taken care...

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Effort in Life

Effort in Life
Effort in Life An engine in a factory failed. The owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure how to fix the engine. Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing engines since he was young. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he...

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The missing Goat

The missing Goat
The missing Goat It all started one lazy Sunday afternoon in a small town. Two school-going friends had a crazy idea. They rounded up three goats from the neighborhood and painted 1, 2 & 4 on their sides. That night they let the goats loose inside their school building. The next morning, when the authorities...

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The Journey

The Journey
The Journey It was John's first time on flight. He was on his way to Sydney from Bangalore and was shivering out of fear every time when the flight jerked. An old man who was sitting next to him observed his anxiety and held his hand. ‘Child! Is everything fine?’ the old man asked. ‘Huh!...

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Broken Vase

Broken Vase
Broken Vase He Fooled Himself with a Broken Vase The story is told of a young actor who was trying to impress an important movie director. The actor wanted to send an expensive gift, but he didn't have the money, but he had an idea. If he could find a valuable vase which was already...

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Stay Happy – A rare conversation between Sri Krishna & Arjun

Stay Happy – A rare conversation between Sri Krishna & Arjun
Stay Happy - A rare conversation between Sri Krishna & Arjun A rare conversation between Sri Krishna & Arjun. It's one of  the best message I have come across... 1. Arjun :- I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic. Krishna:- Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you free. 2. Arjun :- Why has...

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Brave little tortoise Story

Brave little tortoise Story
Brave little tortoise Story Once upon a time, there was a tortoise who lived on a ship.  One day the ship sank, after swimming for a long time the tortoise reached a deserted land surrounded by water on all three sides. The landward side led up to a big, steep, craggy mountain. The tortoise was...

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Rumours

Rumours
Rumours Once upon a time an old man spread rumors that his neighbor was a thief. As a result, the young man was arrested. Days later the young man was proven innocent. After been released he sued the old man for wrongly accusing him. In court the old man told the Judge : They were...

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As we think so we become

As we think so we become
As we think so we become In a village there lived a person Rama who was suffering from indigestion. He took several medicines to treat this ailment, but being chronic he couldn’t get cured. During one festive occasion a saint had come to Rama’s village to give a discourse. He was a highly learned man....

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Just Never give up !

Just Never give up !
Just Never give up Have you seen how many times a child falls before they start to walk? How long did it take you before you "got the hang" of riding a bike or roller blading? Trial and error, being persistent and knowing that you CANNOT give up! What would happen if a child decided...

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Cow and Pig

Cow and Pig
Cow and Pig There was once a man who was very rich and very miserly at the same time. The villagers disliked him intensely for his miserliness.Saddened by the attitude of the villagers towards him, one day he said to them, “You’re jealous of me and you don’t understand my love for money but you...

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उसको तो फ़र्क पड़ता है – Hindi Short Story !

उसको तो फ़र्क पड़ता है   – Hindi Short Story !
उसको तो फ़र्क पड़ता है   - Hindi Short Story ! एक बार समुद्री तूफ़ान के बाद हजारों मछलियाँ किनारे पर रेत पर तड़प-तड़प कर मर रही थीं ! इस भयानक स्थिति को देखकर पास में रहने वाले एक 6 वर्ष के बच्चे से रहा नहीं गया, और वह एक-एक मछली उठा कर समुद्र में वापस

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Triple Filter Test

Triple Filter Test
Triple Filter Test One day a person met a Monk,and said, "Do you know what I just heard about your friend?" "Hold on a minute," Monk replied. "Before telling me anything I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the ,*Triple Filter Test*.' "Triple filter?" "That's right," Monk continued. "Before you talk to...

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Two traveling angels

Two traveling angels
Two traveling angels Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.As they made their bed on the hard floor, the...

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Who is poor, Who is rich?

Who is poor, Who is rich?
Who is poor, Who is rich? Who is poor? A wealthy woman goes to a saree store and tells the boy at the counter "Please show some cheap sarees. It is my son's marriage and I have to give to my maid." After sometime, the maid comes to the saree shop and tells the boy...

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God’s Coffee

God’s Coffee
God's Coffee   A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups -...

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Experience can make one wise

Experience can make one wise
Experience can make one wise   There was a guru, he had a disciple. The disciple had never seen a cow nor had he tasted the milk, he had read that the cow milk is very nutrient and was very curious to find a cow and taste its milk. He approached his guru and asked...

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Let us be Happy

Let us be Happy
Let us be Happy A beggar who lived very close to a palace saw a notice that was stuck on the entry gate one day. It said, “The king would be hosting a party soon. Anyone wearing the king’s dress could join the party.” It set the beggar thinking. He looked at himself with torn...

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The master and the tiger

The master and the tiger
The master and the tiger A teacher and his student were walking from one village to another, when they suddenly heard a roar behind them. Turning their gaze in the direction of the roar, they saw a big tiger following them. The first thing the student wanted to do was to run away, but since...

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The Great Battle

The Great Battle
The Great Battle Once upon a time there was a Wicked Wizard. One night the wizard visited a city and stole a thousand tongues from its sleeping inhabitants. He took these tongues and cast a spell on them. The spell meant that these tongues could only say bad things about people. Then the wizard returned...

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Who is packing your parachute?

Who is packing your parachute?
Who is packing your parachute? Air Commodore Vishal was a Jet Pilot. In a combat mission his fighter plane was destroyed by a missile. He however ejected himself and parachuted safely. He won acclaims and appreciations from many. After five years one day he was sitting with his wife in a restaurant. A man from...

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Overcoming Difficulties

Overcoming Difficulties
Overcoming Difficulties Once upon a time, there was a painting spider, one of those artistic species of spider, that live in the basements of museums and galleries. They live there alongside paintings left and forgotten for years; certainly a suitable place to spin the most impressive of webs. Our spider spun the best webs in...

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Blind Horse

Blind Horse
An out-of-towner drove his car into a ditch in a desolated area. Luckily, a local farmer came to help with his big strong horse named Buddy. He hitched Buddy up to the car and yelled, "Pull, Nellie, pull!" Buddy didn't move. Then the farmer hollered, "Pull, Buster, pull!" Buddy didn't respond. Once more the farmer...

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Picture of peace

Picture of peace
Picture of peace There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The king looked at all the pictures. But there were only two he really liked, and he had to choose between them. One picture was of a calm lake....

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OPTIMISM Story

OPTIMISM Story
OPTIMISM Story At the beginning of my 8:00 a.m. class one Monday at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), I cheerfully asked my students how their weekend had been. One young man said that his weekend had not been very good. He’d had his wisdom teeth extracted. The young man then proceeded to ask me...

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Lucky or Unlucky ?

Lucky or Unlucky ?
Lucky or Unlucky ? By Professor Richard Wiseman, University of Hertfordshire. Why do some people get all the luck while others never get the breaks they deserve? A psychologist says he has discovered the answer. Ten years ago, I set out to examine luck. I wanted to know why some people are always in the...

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Un-complicate , Be Simple , Think Lateral

Un-complicate , Be Simple , Think Lateral
Un-complicate , Be Simple , Think Lateral Some years ago, there was a Mensa convention in San Francisco. Mensa, is an international organization for people who have an IQ of 140 or higher. Several of the Mensa members went out for lunch at a local cafe. When they sat down, one of them discovered that...

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Happy Story

Happy Story
Happy Story In a small village, in the valley, lived a man who was always happy, kind, and well-disposed to everyone he met. He always smiled, and had kind and encouraging words to say, whenever it was necessary. Everyone who met him, left feeling better, happier and elated. People knew they could count on him,...

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The Tiger and the fox

The Tiger and the fox
Tiger and the fox Deep in the forest, there once lived a fox, which had lost the use of its front legs, possibly while escaping from a trap. A man, who lived on the edge of the forest saw the fox from time to time, often wondered and was curious, as to how in the...

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The Proud Rose

The Proud Rose
The Proud Rose One beautiful spring day a red rose blossomed in a forest. Many kinds of trees and plants grew there. As the rose looked around, a pine tree nearby said, “What a beautiful flower. I wish I was that lovely.” Another tree said, “Dear pine, do not be sad, we cannot have everything.”...

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The Minister and the Dogs

The Minister and the Dogs
The Minister and the Dogs There was a king who had 10 wild dogs... He used them to torture and eat the ministers who made mistakes. Once one of the minister’s gave an opinion which was wrong, and which the king didn’t like at all… So he ordered that the minister be thrown to the...

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The Crying lady

The Crying lady
The Crying lady There was once an old lady who cried all the time… Her elder daughter was married to an umbrella merchant while the younger daughter was the wife of a noodle vendor. On sunny days, she worried, “Oh no! The weather is so nice and sunny. No one is going to buy any...

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Sweetness of Sour Oranges

Sweetness of Sour Oranges
Sweetness of Sour Oranges He often bought oranges from an old lady. After they were weighed, paid for and put in his bag, he would always pick one from his bag, peel it, put a segment in his mouth, complain it’s sour and pass on the orange to the seller. The old lady would put...

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Story for growth

Story for growth
Story for growth A lovely little girl was holding two apples with both hands. Her mum came in and softly asked her little daughter with a smile: my sweetie, could you give your mum one of your two apples? The girl looked up at her mum for some seconds, then she suddenly took a quick...

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Secret of true happiness

Secret of true happiness
Secret of true happiness A king once set out in disguise to discover for himself the happiest man in his kingdom. Having met hundreds of people, at long last he came across a poor peasant, singing happily as he tilled the soil. There was such a radiant joy on his face that the king was...

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Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans

Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans
Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her...

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Positive Effect of Negatives

Positive Effect of Negatives
Positive Effect of Negatives A young woman was sitting at her dining table, worried about taxes to be paid, house-work to be done and to top it all, her family was coming over for Thanksgiving the next day. She was not feeling very thankful at that time. As she turned her gaze sideways, she noticed...

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Never Give Up !!

Never Give Up !!
Never Give Up One day I decided to quit…I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality…. I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God. “God”, I said. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit? “His answer surprised me. “Look around”, He said....

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Love, Unity, Care,Satisfaction is richer than any comfort money gives

Love, Unity, Care,Satisfaction is richer than any comfort money gives
Love, Unity, Care, Satisfaction One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.  They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their...

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Happiness comes from within

Happiness comes from within
Happiness comes from within A Zen monk visited a small village. The villagers gathered around him and placed their requests before him, `Please help us get rid of our problems; let our desires be fulfilled, and said, only then would our lives be full of joy.’ The monk listened to them, silently. The next day,...

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Confidence

Confidence
Confidence He had been on a long flight. The first warning of the approaching problems came when the sign on the airplane flashed on: “Fasten your seat belts.”   Confidence Then, after a while, a calm voice said, “We shall not be serving the beverages at this time as we are expecting a little turbulence....

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Do not judge a book by its cover

Do not judge a book by its cover
Do not judge a book by its cover This story is about Mahatma Gandhi,  well known and world famous Indian freedom fighter who gave importance to non-violence. Once  Gandhi was aboard a  ship , on his way  to England. A young European who saw him wondered why a half-naked, bald-headed and toothless old man should...

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Password can change your Life

Password can change your Life
A young professional narrated a story of how his life changed: “I was having a great morning until I sat down in front of my office computer. “Your password has expired”, a server message flashed on my screen, with instructions for changing it. Coming up with a new code doesn’t seem like a big deal,...

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Story of Faith

Story of Faith
Dr. Mark, a well-known cancer specialist, was once on his way to an important conference in another city where he was going to be granted an award in the field of medical research. He was very excited to attend the conference and was desperate to reach as soon as possible. He had worked long and...

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Enjoy every moment

Enjoy every moment
A joker told the audience a wonderful joke and all the people started laughing... Joker repeated the same joke and only few people laughed.. He again repeated the same joke but this time no one laughed... Then he told these beautiful lines...; " when you cannot laugh on the same joke again and again...then why...

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Value of Life

Value of Life
A man went to Guru and asked, "What's the value of life?" Guru ji gave him one stone and said, "Find out the value of this stone, but don't sell it." The man took the stone to an Orange Seller and asked him what its cost would be. The Orange Seller saw the shiny stone...

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