„There is more done with pens than with swords.“

—  Harriet Beecher Stowe, 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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„The pen worse than the sword.“

—  Robert Burton English scholar 1577 - 1640
Section 2, member 4, subsection 4.

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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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Edward Bulwer-Lytton photo

„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
Context: A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place, Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword? A Successful Career in the Civil Service. Page 306

Edward Abbey photo

„The plow has probably done more harm — in the long run — than the sword.“

—  Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989
Ch. 11 : Money Et Cetera, p. 100

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

—  Luís de Camões Portuguese poet 1524 - 1580
Stanza 79, line 8 (tr. Richard Fanshawe)

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

—  Julia Ward Howe American abolitionist, social activist, and poet 1819 - 1910
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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James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose photo

„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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„There are more strains of courage than merely facing a sword.“

—  George Alec Effinger Novelist, short story writer 1947 - 2002
Chapter 9 “A Moral Dilemma” (p. 146).

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