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  • arabaliozian
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    The solution to our problems is not a verbal formula. But if you insist on a verbal solution, abracadabra is as good as any.

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  • londontsi
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    Originally posted by arabaliozian View Post
    ON A FAMOUS LINE BY MASSIKIAN
    ***********************************************
    The most unforgettable and revealing line about Armenians
    was delivered by Baruir Massikian from his deathbed.
    When asked to leave his wealth
    to the Armenian Educational Foundation,
    he is said to have replied:
    “I’d rather leave it to a Cairo bordello.”
    *
    If I have quoted this line before, I say:
    Some lines cannot be repeated often enough!
    *
    If truth offends you, it only means
    you have some catching up to do.
    *
    The greater the power of a nation,
    the greater the number of crimes against humanity.
    There is a Genghis Khan in all political leaders.
    *
    The biggest lies come to us disguised
    as undeniable and self-evident truths.
    *
    A man does not fall in love with a woman
    but with a figment of his imagination.
    #
    No wonder he is a nobody.

    In the UK our equivalent is the Battersea Dogs home.

    Much more refined if one wants to make his last point before snuffing it.

    .

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  • arabaliozian
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    ON A FAMOUS LINE BY MASSIKIAN
    ***********************************************
    The most unforgettable and revealing line about Armenians
    was delivered by Baruir Massikian from his deathbed.
    When asked to leave his wealth
    to the Armenian Educational Foundation,
    he is said to have replied:
    “I’d rather leave it to a Cairo bordello.”
    *
    If I have quoted this line before, I say:
    Some lines cannot be repeated often enough!
    *
    If truth offends you, it only means
    you have some catching up to do.
    *
    The greater the power of a nation,
    the greater the number of crimes against humanity.
    There is a Genghis Khan in all political leaders.
    *
    The biggest lies come to us disguised
    as undeniable and self-evident truths.
    *
    A man does not fall in love with a woman
    but with a figment of his imagination.
    #

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  • arabaliozian
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    Propaganda and TV commercials
    work much better in a moronized environment.
    *
    After using a foreign word
    he translated it into Armenian adding:
    “I have a facility for languages.”
    *
    Books are my best sources of inspiration.
    As for life itself: I live that to those
    who can afford to live.
    *
    If you don’t believe in black magic
    it may be because you have never fallen in love.
    *
    The word “heart” is sometimes used
    as a euphemism for another organ.
    #

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  • arabaliozian
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    NOTES / COMMENTS
    ***********************************
    The most popular Big Lie:
    All religions are false except mine.
    *
    Solutions are not verbal formulas;
    they are directions.
    We either advance towards them
    or we compound the felony.
    *
    Leaders exist because dupes exist;
    and bad leaders outnumber the good ones
    because idiots are a dime a dozen.
    *
    It could be said of our revolution
    at the turn of the last century
    in the Ottoman Empire:
    “Operation successful; patient died.”
    #

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  • Sevag
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    Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
    Moranal aveli pokr problema kante sovoratsnel.
    Shad jisht. Ameriga yev yevroba hayeroun medzamasnotyoune lav hayeren chi kider..

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  • Haykakan
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    Originally posted by Sevag View Post
    «Որդի՛ս, ո՛ւր էլ լինես, այս լուսնի տակ ո՛ւր էլ գնաս, թէ մօրդ անգամ մտքից հանես, քո մայր լեզուն չմոռանա՛ս» Սիլվա Կապուտիկեան
    Moranal aveli pokr problema kante sovoratsnel.

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  • Sevag
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    «Որդի՛ս, ո՛ւր էլ լինես, այս լուսնի տակ ո՛ւր էլ գնաս, թէ մօրդ անգամ մտքից հանես, քո մայր լեզուն չմոռանա՛ս» Սիլվա Կապուտիկեան

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  • mouradian
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    When a man sees that the water does not follow him, he follows the water.

    When a tree falls there is plenty of kindling wood.

    He who falls into the water need have no fear of rain.

    A good swimmer finds death in the water.

    Strong vinegar bursts the cask.

    Dogs quarrel among themselves, but against the wolf they are united.

    God understands the dumb.

    Only he who can read is a man.

    The chick shows itself in the egg, the child in the cradle.

    What a man acquires in his youth serves as a crutch in his old age.

    One wit is good; two wits are better.

    Begin with small things, that you may achieve great.

    A devil with experience is better than an angel without.

    What the great say, the humble hear.

    He who steals an egg will steal a horse also.

    Turn the spit, so that neither meat nor roasting-iron shall burn.

    One can spoil the good name of a thousand.

    What manner of things thou speakest of, such shalt thou also hear.

    The grandfather ate unripe grapes, and the grandson's teeth were set on edge.

    One bad deed begets another.

    Go home when the table is set, and to church when it is almost over.

    A devil at home, a parson abroad.

    God created men and women: who, then, created monks?

    Poor and proud.

    In dreams the hungry see bread and the thirsty water.

    Ere the fat become lean, the lean are already dead.

    Wish for a cow for your neighbor, that God may give you two.

    What is play to the cat is death to the mouse.

    Unless the child cries, the mother will not suckle it.

    A fish in the water is worth nothing.

    Gold is small but of great worth.

    At home the dog is very brave.

    Observe the mother ere you take the daughter.

    If you lose half and then leave off, something is gained.

    The good mourn for what was taken away, the wolf for what was left behind.

    Only a bearded man can laugh at a beardless face.

    He descends from a horse and seats himself on an ass.

    No other day can equal the one that is past.

    When a man grows rich, he thinks his walls are awry.

    Make friends with a dog, but keep a stick in your hand.

    One should not feel hurt at the kick of an ass.

    The blind have no higher wish than to have two eyes.

    The thief wants only a dark night.

    A thief robbed another thief, and God marvelled at it in heaven.

    He who has money has no sense; and he who has sense, no money.

    He who begs is shameless, but still more shameless is he who lends not to him.

    Better lose one's eyes than one's calling.

    What the wind brings it will take away again.

    A bad dog neither eats himself nor gives to others.

    Running is also an art.

    Only in the bath can one tell black from white.

    Water is sure to find its way.

    What does the blind care if candles are dear?

    Speak little and you will hear much.

    No one is sure that his light will burn till morning.

    He who speaks the truth must have one foot in the stirrup.

    The more you stone a dog the more he barks.

    One blossom does not make a spring.

    One hand cannot clap alone.

    Strike the iron while it is hot.

    Take up a stick, and the thieving dog understands.

    Corruption illumines dark paths.

    When they laid down the law to the wolf, he said, "Be quiet, or the sheep will run away."

    One hears Ali is dead; but one knows not which one.

    The scornful soon grow old.

    Who shall work? I and thou. Who shall eat? I and thou.

    Stay in the place where there is bread.

    If bread tastes good, it is all one to me whether a xxx or a Turk bakes it.

    One loves the rose, another the lilac.

    Before Susan had done prinking, church was over.

    The simpleton went to the wedding and said, "Indeed, it is much better here than it is at home."

    He sleeps for himself and dreams for others.

    The flower falls under the bush.

    Not everything round is an apple.

    What does an ass know about almonds?

    A king must be worthy of a crown.

    When you are going in consider first how you are coming out.

    What thou canst do to-day leave not until to-morrow.

    The rose of winter-time is fire.

    The end of strife is repentance.

    From the same flower the serpent draws poison and the bees honey.

    My heart is no table-cover to be spread over everything.

    As long as the wagon is not upset the way is not mended.

    The water that drowns me is for me an ocean.

    The Armenian has his understanding in his head, the Georgian in his eyes.

    The ass knows seven ways of swimming, but when he sees the water he forgets them all.

    The wound of a dagger heals, but that of the tongue, never.

    A good ox is known in the yoke, a good woman at the cradle of her child.

    Love ever so well, there is also hate; hate ever so much, there is always love.

    A shrewd enemy is better than a stupid friend.

    To rise early is not everything; happy are they who have the help of God.

    A dress that is not worn wears itself out.

    I came from the ocean and was drowned in a spoonful of water.

    Because the cat could get no meat, he said, "To-day is Friday."

    The house that a woman builds God will not destroy; but a woman is likely to destroy the house that God has built.

    The dowry a woman brings into the house is a bell. Whenever you come near, the clapper strikes in your face.

    By asking, one finds the way to Jerusalem.

    Which of the five fingers can you cut off without hurting yourself?

    The father's kingdom is the son's mite.

    Far from the eye, far from the heart.

    If a brother was really good for anything, God would have one.

    When God gives, He gives with both hands.

    A daughter is a treasure which belongs to another.

    The world is a pair of stairs: some go up and others go down.

    The poor understand the troubles of the poor.

    The childless have one trouble, but those who have children have a thousand.

    God turns away his face from a shameless man.

    The eyes would not disagree even if the nose were not between them.

    Until you see trouble you will never know joy.

    You never know a man until you have eaten a barrel of salt with him.

    Every man's own trouble is as large as a camel.

    The goat prefers one goat to a whole herd of sheep.

    The fox has destroyed the world, and the wolf has lost his calling.

    The fool throws himself into the stream, and forty wise men cannot pull him out.

    A near neighbor is better than a distant kinsman.

    When I have honey, the flies come even from Bagdad.

    A guest comes from God.

    The guest is the ass of the inn-keeper.

    When everything is cheap the customer has no conscience.

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    Hello!
    Armenian Quotations
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    Anonymous: "The less you speak the more you hear."
    ***
    Arshak Chobanian: "Leaders with a warm heart and a cool head:
    that’s what we need; that’s what all nations need."
    ***
    Raffi: "If you want to save your fellow men
    you must be prepared to be crucified by them."
    ***
    Hovannes Toumanian: "You must burn in order to enlighten."
    ***
    Daniel Varoujan: "The fuller the pocket the emptier the heart."
    ***
    Djivani: "Solidarity can move mountains."
    ***
    Raffi: "There is a school of thought that asserts
    our identity has a better chance to survive in a land of backward
    barbarians.
    There is some truth in that.
    Savages exterminate by massacre.
    Civilized people employ more civilized means to achieve the same end."
    ***
    Anonymous: "You can always count on a rich man’s head
    to be as empty as an honest man’s pocket."
    ***
    Khachik Ishkhanian: "Why climb to the top
    if what awaits you is the abyss?"
    ***
    Anonymous: "A thousand friends are too few,
    one enemy is too many."
    ***
    Raffi: "Even those among us who have taken it upon themselves
    to educate the people are nothing but uneducated ignoramuses."
    ***
    Krikor Zohrab: "Oppression corrupts everything it touches,
    including the highest moral virtues."
    ***
    Yeznig Palig: "A hungry vegetarian can be as dangerous as any carnivore."
    ***
    Derenik Demirjian: "Every Armenian has another Armenian
    whom he considers his mortal enemy."
    ***
    Anonymous: "The drowning man has no fear of rain."
    ***
    Ruben Ter-Minassian: "Our cultural achievements and intellectual
    abilities may be superior to those of our neighbors, but without
    solidarity we are bound to be defeated, victimized, and exterminated."
    ***
    Anonymous: "Sugar may be sweet but bread is better."
    ***
    Yeghishe: "Solidarity is the mother of good deeds,
    divisiveness of evil ones."
    ***
    Neshan Beshigtashlian: "Suicide: the brave deed of a coward."
    ***
    Puzant Granian: "We have many national benefactors
    but not a single national writer."
    ***
    Anonymous: "In his own home a mouse is a lion."
    ***
    Anonymous: "Patience is a tough tree that bears sweet fruit."
    ***
    Avedik Issahakian: "The rich reap the fruit, the poor pluck the thorn."
    ***
    Hagop Baronian: "Shamelessness: A crossroads that will take you
    anywhere."
    ***
    Anonymous: "A clear conscience is a soft pillow."
    ***
    Yeghia Demirjibashian: "Ethics: Thou shalt not have two homes and two
    faces."
    ***
    Vahram Papazian: "The greater your worth
    the greater the pleasure of the worthless to tear you down."
    ***
    Anonymous: "Little men take pleasure in inflating little things to big
    things."
    ***
    Yeznik Palik: "Church: a shop that sells soap for sins."
    ***
    Vahram Papazian: "To be indifferent to crime is to conspire with
    criminals."
    ***
    Anonymous: "The avaricious person is tormented by greed for more
    and fear of less."
    ***
    Anonymous: "Trust a new friend as much as you would trust an old enemy."
    ***
    Anonymous: "Only God gives without expecting anything in return."
    ***
    Anonymous: "If you say what you want to say,
    you will hear what you don't want to hear."

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