„Literary detection and firearms don't really go hand in hand; pen mighter than the sword and so forth.“

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—  Robert Burton English scholar 1577 - 1640
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„There is more done with pens than with swords.“

—  Harriet Beecher Stowe Abolitionist, author 1811 - 1896
This is very similar in theme to "Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword." by Edward Bulwer-Lytton.

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—  Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964

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

—  Edward Bulwer-Lytton English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician 1803 - 1873
Act ii, Scene ii. This is the origin of the much quoted phrase "the pen is mightier than the sword". Compare: "Hinc quam sic calamus sævior ense, patet. The pen worse than the sword", Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, Part i. Sect. 2, Memb. 4, Subsect. 4.

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„A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place, Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword?“

—  James Joyce Irish novelist and poet 1882 - 1941
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„Abraham Lincoln
his hand and pen
he will be good but
god knows When“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
Manuscript poem, as a teenager (ca. 1824–1826) http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/prespoetry/al.html#1, in "Lincoln as Poet" at Library of Congress : Presidents as Poets http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/prespoetry/al.html also in The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953) edited by Roy. P. Basler, Vol. 1

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„The pen is mightier than the sword, but the tongue is mightier than them both put together.“

—  Marcus Garvey Jamaica-born British political activist, Pan-Africanist, orator, and entrepreneur 1887 - 1940

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„I don't believe that lack of intelligence and appreciation for lowbrow comedy go hand-in-hand necessarily.“

—  Jimmy Kimmel American talk show host and comedian 1967
Associated Press (January 28, 2003) "Jimmy Kimmel is living it up", The Grand Rapids Press, p. B5.

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