The pen is mightier than the sword


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The pen is mightier than the sword.

  (formal)
something that you say which means thinking and writing have more influence on people and events than the use of force or violence Reason is our greatest weapon against such tyrants. The pen is mightier than the sword.
See also: mighty, pen, sword
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A well deserved statue of one of our greatest poets and writers of the 20th century would grace Denbigh Library far more worthily, illustrating the proverb that the pen is mightier than the sword.
TEENAGERS are to prove the pen is mightier than the sword.
They do say the pen is mightier than the sword anyway.
Yes, indeed, we have demonstrated once again the true power of the Press and that the pen is mightier than the sword.
William Shakespeare proved that the pen is mightier than the sword yesterday when he pipped Winston Churchill to be voted personality of the millennium.
For, in answer to Savill's sabre-rattlings that bookmakers should make a bigger contribution to racing's coffers, the independents' umbrella group is ready to follow the maxim which suggests the pen is mightier than the sword.
Wells, chairman of the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and former FBI agent, said, "Today's smart criminals have learned that the pen is mightier than the sword.
Rasheed said she was not shot because of her campaign for education, and wrote: "You said the pen is mightier than the sword, so they attacked you for your sword not for your books or school.
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AS the saying goes, the pen is mightier than the sword - but the printed word is harsher.