the pen is mightier than the sword

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Etymology[edit]

This phrasing due to Bulwer-Lytton 1839, in his play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy:

Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword.

The sentiment is traditional, and has many antecedents; see Wikipedia. Some examples:

Proverb[edit]

the pen is mightier than the sword

  1. More influence and power can be usurped by writing than by fighting.

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