A sword can only injure/kill one person at a time. Words, whether through pen or other media, can affect large groups of people in one fell swoop.
The pen is the moral ammunition for the sword. The most heroic endeavor undertaken by the most skilled swordsman is abstract brutality without motive, without cause, without an idea behind it all . . . the pen articulates the idea. The sword is what men use to obtain their freedom - the pen is what gives men a concept of freedom, encourages them with a hope for freedom, and invigorates them to strive for freedom. The pen is mightier than the sword in a similar manner as the writer is mightier than the pen . . . the pen is (of course) a mere tool, it is the heart and the mind that the pen expresses that is the power - likewise the sword is a mere tool, it is the ideas articulated by the pen that is the power.
Sword is limited in terms of how it can injure others. But the pen can injure a person in all aspects: emotion, physical and spiritual. The pen can incur war and agony throughout the world.
The doings of the pen live longer than any done by the sword unless it's an Excalibur but then the story had to be written once using a pen to be remembered...
Pen is really mightier considerably because it can manipulate things particularly for media practitioners who are called the ac/dc bunch of writers or the so called attack and collect/defend and collect kind of journalists.
by larcaustin46 6 years ago
If actions speak louder than words, then why is the pen mightier than the sword?A question posed by my 12-year-old to which I don't have an answer yet...
by Sondra Rochelle 15 months ago
Have come to realize the importance of what we do here and just wanted to share some thoughts.I think it's very easy to get wrapped up in issues such as page views, SRO and the like,and to forget that each view represents a real human being whom we can greatly influence (for better or for worse)...
by Thomas Finney 13 months ago
If the pen is mightier then the sword, what is mightier then the pen?Sword as in war, pen as in diplomacy, perhaps there is a third option in resolving something.
by Leslie Mccowen 7 years ago
Todd Akin,Rep Dipstick:"This thing is really two visions of what America should be. Do we really want to become a sniveling entitlement state, or do we want freedom?" Of course, since freedom in this case just means that I'm free to live out my old age without adequate medical care, maybe...
by Erica Sanchez 4 years ago
What does your pen name mean and why did you choose it?Well My pen name is bellawritter23!Bella as we all know Beautiful in Italian....My grandfather would call me his niña bella, so it kind of stuck as I grew. Writter.... with a double tt because hubpages would not allow me to duplicate a pen...
by John Coviello 4 years ago
I am considering publishing a novel under a pen name. I'd like to set up author pages where it is published. Where can I find a legal photo of someone else that I can use as the image that goes with my pen name author profile? Thanks!
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