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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pen is mightier than the sword, the

Writing is more powerful and effective than fighting. This adage appeared as a proverb in 1571 (“No more sword to be feared than the learned pen”) and then took a slightly different form in Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621): “The pen is worse than the sword.” It has quite naturally appealed to writers ever since. Time magazine (1990) used “The Pen Is Mightier” as a headline for a piece announcing that Poland had a journalist as its new prime minister, Czechoslovakia a playwright as president, and Hungary an English translator as president.
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He said, 'Pen is mightier than the sword. On World Press Freedom Day, I hail the contribution of free press across the globe as well as of our Jammu and Kashmir press fraternity which in spite of pulls and pressures let the truth prevail.
It is often said that the pen is mightier than the sword; in as much as this is true, then it is expected that the pen must always tread with caution.
The pen is mightier than the sword' implies that a pen is extremely powerful.
We know the pen is mightier than the sword, but in your hands its even mightier.
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?
The pen is mightier than the sword. The ink hasn't dried.
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.
Indeed, the context and depth you have provided in your reportage can enlighten younger generations to the full significance of what we said back in 1986, which was, 'Never again.' 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.
It makes me sick to see all these 'the pen is mightier than the sword' cartoons that have appeared in newspapers all over the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Australia, everywhere, from other cartoonists, again expressing solidarity with these very brave men--but not doing what they did ..."
I think Ms Elder should thank her lucky stars that the majority of people in this democratic country still adhere to the tenet "the pen is mightier than the sword" before appearing to imply that the victims brought it on themselves.
If the pen is mightier than the sword, how powerful can a voice be?
Samsung apparently tried to get creative with the original idiom 'the pen is mightier than the sword', but brought in one of the most awkward phrase by itself, courtesy- lack of one space between the two words.