Inspirational Stories

Inspirational Stories

HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS Lincoln, on one occasion in a gathering of friends, spoke with kindness of his Confederate enemies, and although the Civil War was still raging, manifested his fundamental charity.                 A certain lady who was present was greatly scandalized at this, and was frank enough to say as much:  “How can you speak so well of those would gladly seek your life? Should you not rather seek to destroy your enemies?” “My dear woman,” was Lincoln’s reply, “do I not destroy them if by my kindness I…

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Inspirational Stories

Inspirational Stories

MY HANDS… AND MY GOD     A poor woman was abandoned by her husband and left with no visible means of support. When the case came up in court, the judge asked the wife: “Madam, have you any means of support whatever?”                 Well, your honour,” she answered, “I have three, to tell the truth.”      “Three!”       “Yes, Sir.”                 “What are they?” asked the astonished judge.                 “My hands, my good health, and my God, your honour,” came back the reply                 The resourcefulness of this…

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Inspirational Stories

Inspirational Stories

WANTED More to improve, fewer to disapprove. More doers, fewer talkers. More to say “it can be done”, fewer to say “it can’t be done”. More to inspire others with confidence, fewer to throw “cold water” on anyone taking even one step in the right direction. More to get into the thick of things and “do something about it fewer to sit on the side lines merely finding fault. More to point out what’s right, fewer to keep harping on what’s wrong. More to “light a candle, fewer “to curse…

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Inspirational Stories

Inspirational Stories

KEEP ON GIVING     In his diary, a humble blacksmith penned the following verse:                 What! “Giving again?” I ask in dismay, ”And must I keep giving and giving away?” “Oh, no,” said the angel, looking through, “Just keep giving till the Master stops giving to you.                 God never stops loving us, showering His bounty upon us, one and all. No matter how often we deny Him, He is always waiting with open arms to welcome us and encourage us along the right path.                 So should we act in…

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Inspirational Stories

Inspirational Stories

PUT THE MAN RIGHT An over-worked businessman came home one night, hoping to read the evening paper in peace quiet. But his six-year-old son wanted attention. Tearing into small pieces a part of the paper which had a map of the world on one side of it and the picture of a man on the other, the father gave it to his son and told him to put the map back together again.                 In ten minutes his son returned, the task completed. Since the boy had no idea of geography, the businessman…

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Inspirational Stories

Inspirational Stories

FOUR RULES FOR LIVING   When my father was dying he said to me: “I’m afraid I’ve nothing to give you except four rules for living, and I believe they’ll work for you because you are so much like me. These are the rules, for what they are worth: “First: never be afraid of what they say. They exist only in your fears. What you do is the thing that counts. What they say means nothing.” “Second: the more you own, the more you are possessed. Keep free of material…

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Inspirational Stories

Inspirational Stories

KEEP JUMPING                 “May I ask you the secret of success?” an ambitious young man said to a successful merchant. There is no easy or simple secret,” the merchant answered. “You must be on the alert for little things and jump at opportunities.”                 “But how can I tell the opportunities when they come?                 “You can’t” the merchant said tartly. “You just have to keep jumping.”                 Every day presents us with countless opportunities for success in this life and in eternity. More often than not, we let them…

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Inspirational Stories

Inspirational Stories

A GOOD BET The gatekeeper at a famous race track took Rs 6,000 – his life savings-out of the bank and gave it to his nephew to help the boy pay his way through College.                 When asked how he could afford the gesture, the old man smiled. “Day in and day out I watch thousands of men bet on horses and lose their shirts. The way I figure it, a man might stand a chance to make a killing if he bets on a human being.                 Betting on…

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Inspirational Stories

Inspirational Stories

SEVEN KINDS OF GIVERS First, those who give spontaneously and generously, but only to themselves: auto-givers, they might be called. Second, those who give thoughtlessly, without any real or high motive: givers of occasion, as it were. Third, those who give as a sop to conscience and self-esteem; in a species of atonement for the evil that they do: penitential givers. Fourth, those who give as a matter of display, to win applause for their generosity: theatrical givers. Fifth, those who give because others give, because they are expected to…

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Inspirational Stories

Inspirational Stories

  THE CHOICE IS YOURS To those who think it is enough to know what is right and simply avoid doing anything wrong, Emerson had something important to say. In one of his essays occurs the following profound sentence: “God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please – you can never have both.” Most of us would like to disbelieve this truth: there’s no denying that comfort is more pleasant than work. But we have to admit that knowing what is right implies…

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