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Sticks and stones are hard on bones, aimed with angry art, words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart.

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Phyllis Mcginley

Phyllis McGinley was a Pulitzer Prize winning American author of children’s books and poetry. Her poetry was in the style of light verse, specializing in humor, satiric tone and the positive aspects of suburban life.

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pinde og sten er hårde på knogler, rettet mod vred kunst, ord kan svi som alt andet end stilhed bryder hjertet.

Stöcke und Steine sind hart für Knochen, zielen auf wütende Kunst, Worte können wie alles stechen, aber Stille bricht das Herz.

τα ραβδιά και οι πέτρες είναι σκληρά στα οστά, με στόχο την θυμωμένη τέχνη, οι λέξεις μπορούν να τσιμπήσουν όπως οτιδήποτε άλλο, αλλά η σιωπή σπάει την καρδιά.

los palos y las piedras son duras para los huesos, apuntadas con arte enojado, las palabras pueden picar como cualquier cosa pero el silencio rompe el corazón.

מקלות ואבנים קשים על עצמות, מכוונים לאומנות זועמת, מילים יכולות לעקוץ כמו כל דבר מלבד שקט שובר את הלב.

stokken en stenen zijn hard voor botten, gericht met boze kunst, woorden kunnen steken als alles, maar stilte breekt het hart.

pinner og steiner er harde mot bein, rettet mot sint kunst, ord kan svi som alt annet enn stillhet knuser hjertet.

pinnar och stenar är hårda mot ben, riktade med arg konst, ord kan sveda som allt annat än tystnad bryter hjärtat.

çubuklar ve taşlar kemikler üzerinde zordur, kızgın sanat ile amaçlanır, kelimeler her şey gibi sokabilir ama sessizlik kalbi kırar.

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