Inspirational Short Stories About Life

A king ordered the smith: "Prepare for me a signet with a motto that would temper my happiness when I enjoy good fortune, and lift me in spirit when I am despondent."

The workman had no difficulty making the signet, but the motto part was a tough one.

So he went to a sage and asked, "What can I put on the signet that will tempt the king's ecstasy and at the same time lift him when he feels depressed?"

The sage gave him an inscription that fulfilled the king's requirement

1. What was the inscription given by the sage?
2. What is the implication of this story?

***Check with our answers only after you have tried to come up with your own.

1. The sage said, "Inscribe upon the ring THIS TOO SHALL PASS. When the king gazes upon it in triumph, it will humble his pride. When he looks at it in despair, it will lift his hope."
2. Toss a coin a hundred times. You will find that the chance of getting heads or tails will be almost equal with marginal variation. The same holds good in life. Ups and downs are common phenomena. Accept it.


        Some Quotes about Accept UP & DOWN

  • "You need to take all the ups and downs that come your direction like a spot of salt. Simply desert everything. Forgive and never look back."
  • "Everyone has their ups and downs, and that is the thing that makes you harder."
  • "After certain ups and downs, an individual does change, and I have changed for good."
  • "You will have some ups and downs, so you need to set yourself up to be prepared. Those down minutes come."
  • "There's not a viable replacement for encountering ups and downs - perceiving how it's alright that things are overpowering or broken now and again and how organizations recoup from botches."
  • "You have ups and downs in any field, yet the hold up will consistently be justified, despite all the trouble in the event that you love your activity."
  • "We as a whole have ups and downs in our profession, and as an on-screen character experiencing a tough situation, everything I can do is continue filling in as hard as Possible and trust in the best."
  • "I feel ups and downs are a piece of one's vocation, and this thoroughly relies upon how you take it. You can either be wrecked by the negative things, or you can take it in a positive manner and gain from it."