„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)

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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