'When you're right, you're right'
Nasreddin Hodja was named the Kadı of Akşehir. One day, two men who were in a dispute came to him and asked him to resolve their conflict. The Hodja listened to the plaintiff first.
"You are right," he said when the plaintiff had finished speaking. Then, the Hodja listened to the defendant.
"You are right," he said to the defendant as well. Everyone in the room was perplexed, with one observer even protesting his response.
"Kadı Efendi," he said, "You agreed with both of the parties. The dispute can't be settled if you say 'you are right' to both of them." Nasreddin Hodja considered for a moment, then he said: 'You are
'The knowledgeable turban'
A Persian resident of Akşehir received a letter from his relatives in Esfahan. Since he was illiterate, he brought the letter to Nasreddin Hodja to read it for him; however, the Hodja did not speak Persian.
"This is written in Persian," he grumbled, "I can't read Persian!"
"Hodja Efendi, Hodja Efendi," the Persian said, very upset, "you are wearing a mountainous turban that signifies your educational status and you can't even read a letter?" Hodja considered for a moment and then took his turban off and handed it over to the Persian.
"Efendi, if it is the turban that does the trick then be my guest, you wear it and you read the letter!"
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