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We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.


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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950) Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. Awarded the 1925 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Wir hören nicht auf zu spielen, weil wir alt werden. Wir werden alt, weil wir aufhören zu spielen.

δεν σταματάμε να παίζουμε γιατί μεγαλώνουμε. γερνάμε γιατί σταματάμε να παίζουμε.

ni ne ĉesas ludi ĉar ni maljuniĝas, ni maljuniĝas ĉar ni ĉesas ludi.

no dejamos de jugar porque envejecemos, envejecemos porque dejamos de jugar.

nous n'arrêtons pas de jouer parce que nous vieillissons; nous vieillissons parce que nous arrêtons de jouer.

हम खेलना बंद नहीं करते क्योंकि हम बूढ़े हो जाते हैं हम बूढ़े हो जाते हैं क्योंकि हम खेलना बंद कर देते हैं।

non smettiamo di suonare perché invecchiamo; Diventiamo vecchi perché smettiamo di giocare.

ನಾವು ವಯಸ್ಸಾದ ಕಾರಣ ನಾವು ಆಟವಾಡುವುದನ್ನು ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸುವುದಿಲ್ಲ; ನಾವು ವಯಸ್ಸಾಗುತ್ತೇವೆ ಏಕೆಂದರೆ ನಾವು ಆಟವಾಡುವುದನ್ನು ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ.

não paramos de brincar porque envelhecemos, envelhecemos porque paramos de brincar.

ہم کھیل نہیں چھوڑتے کیونکہ ہم بوڑھے ہوجاتے ہیں ہم بوڑھے ہوجاتے ہیں کیونکہ ہم کھیلنا چھوڑ دیتے ہیں۔


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