The Almond (from the Fables of Mkhitar Gosh)
Almonds, sweet and bitter, were brothers having the same mother but not the same father. [The sweet almond], harassed by his brother's bitterness, took as a friend and brother the chestnut-tree, finding that the latter shared his own disposition, agreeable to both forms. Condemned by many, [the sweet almond] said: "According to my will, he is my brother". And no one could tell him anything. The [meaning of] this fable is quite evident. For despite the fact that relatives be brothers, if they happen to be of divergent conduct they will necessarily break with each other and regard another one as sharing their own disposition. Although they are blamed, no one can prove the truth to them.