“And the Armenian, the naive Armenian, always remained faithful, was always devoted and sacrificed himself for the sake of others. Without worrying about his house, forgetting about his own troubles, he lived by other people’s interests.
He left the ruins of his country to build other palaces. This is our disease.
We do not know how to serve ourselves, for we are very weak for this. But for outsiders, we are talented, we know everything!
If Armenian geniuses hadn’t wasted themselves in foreign countries, if they had served their homeland, I am sure that Armenia today would not be in such a deplorable state.”
Raffi, “David Bek“