pen is mightier than the sword

the pen is mightier than the sword

Strong, eloquent, or well-crafted speech or writing is more influential on a greater number of people than force or violence. Through his hugely popular online campaign, the writer has harnessed the voices of millions of people to have the government stop its violent intervention in the region, proving that the pen truly is mightier than the sword.
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pen is mightier than the sword

Prov. Eloquent writing persuades people better than military force. Believing that the pen is mightier than the sword, the rebels began publishing an underground newspaper. Alan: Why do you want to become a journalist? Bill: The pen is mightier than the sword.
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the pen is mightier than the sword

writing is more effective than military power or violence. proverb
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the ˌpen is ˌmightier than the ˈsword

(saying) people who write books, poems, etc. have a greater effect on history and human affairs than soldiers and wars
Mightier means ‘stronger’ or ‘more powerful’.
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Summary: Writers, thinkers and of course journalists remain the helots of our region and the adage that the pen is mightier than the sword has yet to reach our shores, while persecution of journalists in the Arab world can vary from a beating on the street to a jail term or outright execution, and punishment for words that anger the authorities, a sect or tribe is destined to take writers and those behind them into the unknown.
A LEADER of a country sits in his office His opposite leader the same Signing treaties of war Though God knows what for Over land to which both have a claim For the pen is mightier than the sword Here is just one reason why With the stroke of a pen Thousands of men Are sent out in the fields to die Lonely children are left without fathers And mothers to grieve for their sons Casualties of war Fear the knock at the door To tell them they've lost one so young Yes the pen is mightier that the sword A sentence that just makes you think When the people in power Come to their final hour Will their hearts be blackened with ink BARRY FIRMAN, Newcastle
Language is extremely powerful and as English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton said first in 1839, the pen is mightier than the sword.
Gajen72: "If the pen is mightier than the sword - Is the keyboard mightier than the sword in the 21st century?
He said: "He used to tell me, 'The pen is mightier than the sword, Rab, the pen is mightier than the sword,' because I was wild when I was younger.
You have already validated the old truism that the pen is mightier than the sword, and I hope the future sees you doing this many more times, the President said.
His topics include spelling out salvation, the pen is mightier than the sword, commandments and prayers, the various confessions of Mesoamerica, Adam's world tree and Paul's idols, voices from the dust, saintly devotion, and Nahua and Maya Catholicisms.
You are using your tongue [at] the behest of the others and you must know that if the pen is mightier than the sword, then [the] tongue is sharper and the injury of [the] sword can be hailed, but the injury of the tongue never hails and ina[bar] wars [the] tongue is more destructive than any weapon.
THE pen is mightier than the sword and, as comic Marty Feldman wryly noted, considerably easier to write with.
THEY say the pen is mightier than the sword and nowhere has that been better proved than at the ongoing Leveson inquiry into press standards.
The pen is mightier than the sword, or is that the text is mightier than being ignored in the coffee queue?
THE cream of Liverpool's young lyrical talent is proving the pen is mightier than the sword in a battle of words on Friday.
The pen is mightier than the sword as this week proved with the reputations of Andrew Flintoff, Mike Ruddock and Brian Ashton being savaged by the serialised scribbles of sports stars.
The pen is mightier than the sword,'' said one young trainee - ''especially when you can stick it into someone's neck and open up their carotid artery''.
The courage and wit McGruder displays in his daily syndicated comic strip has added new meaning to the old saying, "The pen is mightier than the sword.