Did you know?

“The pen is stronger than the knife.”

*Heard it in the Marley Brothers song “Book of Life” otherwise known was “It was written” but I am not 100% sure of the origin.


5 thoughts on “Did you know?”

  1. Hi,
    Yes I did ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’ was my school’s motto!
    Words definitely have a huge impact, and are far more versatile and are excellent defence; more so than merely reverting to or resorting to blatant violence to achieve the ends.
    The pen is my sword – any day!
    Bex 🙂


  2. Pipped at the post by a savvy senorita … ’twas ever thus.

    I like the sentiment but in real life, not so. Replace the old fashioned sword with a big gun and the pen with the internet, still not so. Sadly: ‘Might Is Right’.

    For the pen to be mightier you have to move an awesome amount of sleeping-on-their-feet folks. Not easy, I’m afraid.


  3. Origin: The Pen is Mightier than the Sword, by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 for his play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy (wikipeadia)
    There have been many variations on the theme that what is written, what we say, has far greater power than can be wielded by one man , or even an entire army with a sword. From The Book Of Hebrews in the Bible to Napoleon Bonapart, From William Shakespeare to the Prophet Muhammad. Wise men have always known this.


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