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The Literary Groong - 11/23/2002

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	ARMENIAN APHORISMS AND SAYINGS

	By Avetik Issahakian
	Translated by: Ara Baliozian


	I fell, I got up
	I lost and I found...
	Of all certain things
	The most certain is doubt.
	**
	Have pity on all,
	But love none,
	Don't tempt men,
	live a humble life;
	There is no other path
	to a happy life.
	**
	We are like feathers
	Fortune a strong wind
	That blows and snatches
	at its whim.
	**
	To be on the safe side
	Avoid a dog's front end
	And a mule's rear end.
	**
	Teaching consists in opening the mind;
	The mouth will open by itself.


Ara Baliozian was born in Athens, Greece and received his education
in Venice, Italy. He lives in Ontario, Canada and writes in
Armenian and English and has published over 20 books of his
works. He has translated works from Armenian writers, such as
Grigor Zohrab, Zabel Yessayan, and Kostan Zarian into English.

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