101 Short Stories that Will Leave You Smiling, Crying and Thinking post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Since its inception eighteen months ago, our sister site Makes Me Think (MMT) has truly evolved into a remarkable online community. As stated on the MMT About page, sometimes the most random everyday encounters force us to stop and rethink the truths and perceptions we have ingrained in our minds. I believe the 101 stories listed below perfectly fulfill that description. What do you think? Quotes » Fact Fanatic I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not. - Kurt Cobain Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something. - Plato Sometimes we build walls around ourselves, not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down. - Unknown He who knows not and knows not he knows not, He is a fool - Shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not, He is simple - Teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows, he is asleep - Awaken him. He who knows and knows that he knows, He is wise - Follow him. - Chinese proverb Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -Aldous Huxley I am free, no matter what rules surround me. -Heinlein If it's stupid, and it works, it isn't stupid. -Murphy's laws of combat. We, the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. -Anonymous Draw a line. The only people you need in your life are the ones that proved they needed you in theirs. - Anonymous -Ralph Waldo Emerson -W.
Thoughtful and inspirational stories Back to home page click here 59 thoughtful stories, motivational tales, and pieces of wisdom from around the world Some of the most memorable lessons in life come from stories - whether these be nursery rhymes or children's fables read to us by our parents, parables from the Bible or Jewish wisdom tales, or motivational booklets like "Who Moved My Cheese?" [click here]. I thought that it would be fun and helpful to collect some of the stories that I've found meaningful and share them with you. Each new story is added at the top of the page, so visit as often as you like and feel free to e-mail me your story. "Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. "All stories teach, whether the storyteller intends them to or not. "Everything we know comes in the form of a story, a narrative with a beginning and end. "Human beings are meaning-seeking creatures; we crave narratives that have a beginning and an end - something that we rarely encounter in everyday life. "Stories are compensatory. Contents "What?"
Best Quotes of All Time It’s been three years since we shared our original list of some of the best quotes of all time, and we felt it was a good time for an update. We’ve added another 25 quotes for you. But these aren’t just any quotes. These are quotes designed to inspire. They’re motivational quotes that will hopefully get you thinking about your life, your work, or your dreams and how you can make these things better. I know quotes researched online often come in slightly different variations, so if you’ve heard another version of one of these, please share it with us in the comments. Here are our 25 new additions for our list of the best quotes of all time, including some submitted by our readers in response to the original list of best quotes, which you can still find below. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” – Colin R. – Buddha
stories, analogies and fables for business, training and public speaking, wedding speeches, best man speeches Some of these stories might be offensive to certain people in certain situations. If you are a strong advocate of political correctness or are easily offended please don't read this page, or the rest of this website, and for goodness sake don't go near the acronyms page. If you are a publisher, editor, teacher, trainer, writer, or speaker of any sort, then please be mindful that disability, discrimination and equality are highly sensitive issues, and that when seen from these angles, some of these stories will be objectionable or offensive to some people. Many of these stories refer to different forms of the human condition, and to people from different parts of the world. At the same time, the infinite values, lessons, and significance of stories and storytelling of all sorts represent much deeper human interest than should be controlled by the arbitrary application of 'political correctness' in everything that what we read and share. stories index Most recent first: Q - Why? Q - Why?
50 Classic Intelligent Quotes | Status Den 50 intelligent quotes, ideal for Facebook status updates. 1. You can do anything, but not everything. —David Allen 2. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. Short Story Radio: listen to short stories online Inspiration Gallery #189 – Quotations « From up North In From up North’s inspiration galleries we present the latest of our findings from the wonderful world of design. Amazing high quality artworks in various categories from great designers all over the globe. Wasted time May the bridges I burn light the way The best way to predict the future is to create it Future – Submitted by Housseynou Fall Happy Death – Submitted by Housseynou Fall I recently found a guy named Julian Bialowas who’s a photographer and graphic design student from Canada.