„With a pen in my hand I have successfully stormed bulwarks from which others armed with sword and excommunication have been repulsed.“

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Aphorisms (1765-1799), Notebook E (1775 - 1776)

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professor académico alemão 1742 - 1799

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„My pen in this, my sword in that hand hold.“

—  Luís de Camões Portuguese poet 1524 - 1580

Numa mão sempre a espada, e noutra a pena.
Stanza 79, line 8 (tr. Richard Fanshawe)
Epic poetry, Os Lusíadas (1572), Canto VII

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„I ’ll make thee glorious by my pen,
And famous by my sword.“

—  James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose Scottish nobleman, poet and soldier of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1612 - 1650

My Dear and only Love. Compare: "I ’ll make thee famous by my pen, And glorious by my sword", Sir Walter Scott, Legend of Montrose, chap. xv.

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„The pen worse than the sword.“

—  Robert Burton, livro The Anatomy of Melancholy

Section 2, member 4, subsection 4.
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Part I
Original: (la) Hinc quam sic calamus sævior ense, patet.

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„The pen is mightier than the sword, if you shoot that pen out of a gun“

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

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„Governor, if I had foreseen the use those people designed to make of their victory, there would have been no surrender at Appomattox Courthouse; no sir, not by me. Had I foreseen these results of subjugation, I would have preferred to die at Appomattox with my brave men, my sword in my right hand.“

—  Robert E. Lee Confederate general in the Civil War 1807 - 1870

Supposedly made to Governor Fletcher S. Stockdale (September 1870), as quoted in The Life and Letters of Robert Lewis Dabney, pp. 497-500; however, most major researchers including Douglas Southall Freeman, Shelby Dade Foote, Jr., and Bruce Catton consider the quote a myth and refuse to recognize it. “T. C. Johnson: Life and Letters of Robert Lewis Dabney, 498 ff. Doctor Dabney was not present and received his account of the meeting from Governor Stockdale. The latter told Dabney that he was the last to leave the room, and that as he was saying good-bye, Lee closed the door, thanked him for what he had said and added: "Governor, if I had foreseen the use these people desired to make of their victory, there would have been no surrender at Appomattox, no, sir, not by me. Had I foreseen these results of subjugation, I would have preferred to die at Appomattox with my brave men, my sword in this right hand." This, of course, is second-hand testimony. There is nothing in Lee's own writings and nothing in direct quotation by first-hand witness that accords with such an expression on his part. The nearest approach to it is the claim by H. Gerald Smythe that "Major Talcott" — presumably Colonel T. M. R. Talcott — told him Lee stated he would never have surrendered the army if he had known how the South would have been treated. Mr. Smythe stated that Colonel Talcott replied, "Well, General, you have only to blow the bugle," whereupon Lee is alleged to have answered, "It is too late now" (29 Confederate Veteran, 7). Here again the evidence is not direct. The writer of this biography, talking often with Colonel Talcott, never heard him narrate this incident or suggest in any way that Lee accepted the results of the radical policy otherwise than with indignation, yet in the belief that the extremists would not always remain in office”.
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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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„I wear my Pen as others do their Sword.
To each affronting sot I meet, the word
Is Satisfaction: straight to thrusts I go,
And pointed satire runs him through and through.“

—  John Oldham (poet) English satirical poet and translator 1653 - 1683

Satire upon a Printer, line 36; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922).

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„I will take the Duchy of Courland, I, the victor by the strength of my sword, but not from the hand of the assembly.“

—  Wilhelm II, German Emperor German Emperor and King of Prussia 1859 - 1941

Georg Alexander von Müller's diary entry (19 March 1918) before German Spring Offensive, quoted in Georg Alexander von Müller, The Kaiser and His Court (London: Macdonald, 1961), p. 343
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