— Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964
„I have always had more dread of a pen, a bottle of ink, and a sheet of paper than of a sword or pistol.“
— Alexandre Dumas, livro O Conde de Monte Cristo
Fonte: The Count of Monte Cristo
„"The pen is mightier than the sword," you say. Get out your pens and prepare to have your logic tested by steel.“
— Simon Munnery British comedian 1967
Attention Scum! (2001), Episode One
— 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.
— James Joyce, livro Finnegans Wake
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.
„Though the pen is mightier than the sword, the sword speaks louder and stronger at any given moment.“
— Leonard Wibberley Irish-American author 1915 - 1983
Fonte: The Mouse that Roared, p. 5.
— Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989
Fonte: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto) (1990), Ch. 11 : Money Et Cetera, p. 100
— Marcus Garvey Jamaica-born British political activist, Pan-Africanist, orator, and entrepreneur 1887 - 1940
„Literary detection and firearms don't really go hand in hand; pen mighter than the sword and so forth.“
— Jasper Fforde, livro The Eyre Affair
Fonte: The Eyre Affair
— 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.
— 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.
— Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616
Fonte: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part I, Book IV, Ch. 10.
„When I quoted Bulwer Lytton's "The pen is mightier than the sword" to Marty Feldman he added reflectively, "Yes, and considerably easier to write with."“
— Marty Feldman British actor and comedian 1934 - 1982
Kenneth Williams Acid Drops (London: Orion,  1999) p. xvi.
— George Alec Effinger Novelist, short story writer 1947 - 2002
Fonte: What Entropy Means to Me (1972), Chapter 9 “A Moral Dilemma” (p. 146).
„I am grateful to some pens that are as sharp as a sword edge; they taught me how to go on calmly and smiling.“
— Salman al-Ouda journalist 1956
My Enemies, I Thank You (كتاب شكرا أيها الأعداء)
„The desert knows me well, the night, the mounted men
The battle and the sword, the paper and the pen“
— Al-Mutanabbi Arabic poet from the Abbasid era 915 - 965
Original: (ar) إذا رَأيْتَ نُيُوبَ اللّيْثِ بارِزَةً فَلا تَظُنّنّ أنّ اللّيْثَ يَبْتَسِمُ<br/>وَمُهْجَةٍ مُهْجَتي من هَمّ صَاحِبها أدرَكْتُهَا بجَوَادٍ ظَهْرُه حَرَمُ<br/>رِجلاهُ في الرّكضِ رِجلٌ وَاليدانِ يَدٌ وَفِعْلُهُ مَا تُريدُ الكَفُّ وَالقَدَمُ<br/>وَمُرْهَفٍ سرْتُ بينَ الجَحْفَلَينِ بهِ حتى ضرَبْتُ وَمَوْجُ المَوْتِ يَلْتَطِمُ<br/>الخَيْلُ وَاللّيْلُ وَالبَيْداءُ تَعرِفُني وَالسّيفُ وَالرّمحُ والقرْطاسُ وَالقَلَمُ
Contexto: When the lion bares his teeth, do not
fancy that the lion shows to you a smile.
I have slain the man that sought my heart's blood many a time,
Riding a noble mare whose back none else may climb,
Whose hind and fore-legs seem in galloping as one,
Nor hand nor foot requireth she to urge her on.
And O the days when I have swung my fine-edged glaive
Amidst a sea of death where wave was dashed on wave!
The desert knows me well, the night, the mounted men
The battle and the sword, the paper and the pen
„The pen is mightier than the sword. Through uncensored journalistic investigations and opinion pieces presenting both sides of the coin, the press can eliminate the need for terrorists to commit violent crimes in order to get their messages across.“
— Newton Lee American computer scientist
Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity: Total Information Awareness (2nd Edition), 2015
„If we only knew, the sacred value, And if the might of our pen, is stronger than the swords of men, let us unsheathe our minds, write with our hearts again.“
— Dawud Wharnsby Canadian musician 1972
"What Has Become"
For Whom The Troubadour Sings (2010)