„The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness.“

As quoted in Stories Behind the Hymns That Inspire America: Songs That Unite Our Nation (2003) by Ace Collins, p. 36.

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Julia Ward Howe
1819 - 1910

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„A stroke of the sword that does not hit its target is the sword stroke of death; you reach over it to strike the winning blow.“

—  Yagyū Munenori samurai and daimyo of the early Edo period 1571 - 1646

A Hereditary Book on the Art of War (1632)
Contexto: A stroke of the sword that does not hit its target is the sword stroke of death; you reach over it to strike the winning blow. Your adversary's initiative having missed its mark, you turn the tables around and get the jump on your adversary.

Paul Begala photo

„Stroke of the pen. Law of the Land. Kinda cool.“

—  Paul Begala American political consultant 1961

Fonte: The New York Times, July 5, 1998, referring to executive orders.

Anthony Kennedy photo

„Dignitary wounds cannot always be healed with the stroke of a pen.“

—  Anthony Kennedy Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1936

Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U. S. ____, (2015), majority opinion.

Robert Burton photo

„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.

Stephen Colbert photo

„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

David Mitchell photo

„I am not deceived. It is the hardest of worlds to make real. Torturous advances won over generations can be lost by a single stroke of a myopic president’s pen or a vainglorious general’s sword.“

—  David Mitchell, livro Cloud Atlas

The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing, Monday, 13th January —, p. 528
Cloud Atlas (2004)
Contexto: Scholars discern motions in history & formulate these motions into rules that govern the rises & falls of civilizations. My belief runs contrary, however. To wit: history admits no rules; only outcomes.
What precipitates outcomes? Vicious acts & virtuous acts.
What precipitates acts? Belief.
Belief is both prize & battlefield, within the mind & in the mind’s mirror, the world. If we believe humanity is a ladder of tribes, a colosseum of confrontation, exploitation & bestiality, such a humanity is surely brought into being, & history’s Horroxes, Boer-haaves & Gooses shall prevail. You & I, the moneyed, the privileged, the fortunate, shall not fare so badly in this world, provided our luck holds. What of it if our consciences itch? Why undermine the dominance of our race, our gunships, our heritage & our legacy? Why fight the “natural” (oh, weaselly word!) order of things?
Why? Because of this: — one fine day, a purely predatory world shall consume itself. Yes, the Devil shall take the hindmost until the foremost is the hindmost. In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction.
Is this the doom written within our nature?
If we believe that humanity may transcend tooth & claw, if we believe divers races & creeds can share this world as peaceably as the orphans share their candlenut tree, if we believe leaders must be just, violence muzzled, power accountable & the riches of the Earth & its Oceans shared equitably, such a world will come to pass. I am not deceived. It is the hardest of worlds to make real. Torturous advances won over generations can be lost by a single stroke of a myopic president’s pen or a vainglorious general’s sword.

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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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„We need knew knights, but without swords.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

“Knights,” p. 82
The Sun Watches the Sun (1999), Sequence: “What After”

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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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„Lying and guile need only to be revealed and recognized to be undone. When once lying is recognized as such, it needs no second stroke; it falls of itself and vanishes in shame.“

—  Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546

Fonte: A Sincere Admonition to All Christians to Guard Against Insurrection and Rebellion (1522), p. 60

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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.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton photo

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

—  Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Richelieu

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.
Richelieu (1839)

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„Let none presume to tell me that the pen is preferable to the sword.“

—  Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616

Fonte: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part I, Book IV, Ch. 10.

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

—  James Joyce, livro Finnegans Wake

Page 306
Finnegans Wake (1939)
Contexto: A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place, Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword? A Successful Career in the Civil Service.

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