Moral stories Archive

Most Men Go By Gain, Not By Moral

Once there was a farmer who owned a large garden with a number of fruit-trees. But one apple tree had gone barren. It no longer bore any fruit, though it provided shelter to many birds. Now, seeing the apple-tree useless, the farmer made …

Affectation Seldom Works

Once upon a time there was a jackdaw who lived near a farm-house. The owner of the farm had kept some pigeons and he fed them with grains regularly. The jackdaw looked at the pigeons and envied them everyday. Deciding to share the …

Speak the Truth But Not Hurtfully

Jupiter, the chief of gods, was going to marry. He decided to celebrate the happy event by hosting a reception. He invited all the animals living on land and in water to participate in the banquet. All the animals came to attend the …

Face The Dangers Boldly

Once upon a time a boy in early teens went about playing near some hedges laden with berries that looked ripe and juicy. The boy’s mouth watered and he licked his chops. At once the young boy started gathering berries. He was thinking …

Unwise Start Leads To A Sad End

Unwise Start Leads To A Sad End A mouse had his hole near a pool in a thick forest. A frog often came out to bask in the sun. As luck would have it, both of them became fast friends. But the friendship …

Keep Your Eyes Open

A lion had grown so old that he was no longer able to kill any prey for his food. So, he said to himself, “I must do something to stay my stomach otherwise I am sure to die of starvation.” The lion thought …

A High Rank Needs High Sense

One day all the animals of a forest had a gathering to choose their king. The monkey danced with such gay abandon there that everyone felt delighted. So, his name was proposed for kingship. Everyone voted for him and he was made king. …

The Hidden Treasure

Once there was a farmer who was very hard-working. He had developed a grapery which gave a rich crop of grapes every year. Unluckily his sons were very easy-going young men. They seldom cared to help their father in his work. So, the …

Example Is Better Than Precept

Have you ever seen a crab walking on land ? It walks as if tilted to one side. Its body is such that it cannot walk straight. And it is a fact that is true of all the crabs on the earth. One …

Deeds Not Mere Words

young son came to handle all his business. The young trader was very boastful by nature. When he went on his first business travel abroad, he saw many new things. He was really thrilled to see them. Returning home, the young trader felt …