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Armenian Proverbs (1)

You are as many a person as languages you know.

How can one start a fast with baklava in one's hand.

The eagle was killed by an arrow made from its own feathers.

Clouds that thunder do not always rain.

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

A drowning man will clutch at straws

A mule can swim seven different strokes but the moment he sees the water he forgets them all.

A mule laden with gold is welcome at every castle.

A pain in the foot is soon forgotten -- a pain in the head is not.

Advice is a free gift that can become expensive for the one who gets it.

All men have three ears, one on the left of his head, one on the right and one in his heart.

All riches come from the earth.

Always tell the truth in the form of a joke.

As mills require two stones, so friendship requires two heads.

Ashamed of what she sees in the daytime the sun sets with a blush.

At death's door a man will beg for the fever.

Because the cat was given no meat, he said it was Friday.

Before the fat one slims, the slim one will die.

Better to be an ant's head than a lion's tail.

Birds are caught with seed, men with money.

Choose a friend with the eyes of an old man, and a horse with the eyes of a young one.

Dine with a friend but do not do business with him.

Dogs that fight each other will join forces against the wolf.

Friendship is not born of words alone.

Give a horse to the one who likes the truth so that on it he can escape.

He that asks knows one shame; he that doesn't knows two.

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