The pen is mightier than the sword

This page is about the saying "The pen is mightier than the sword"

Possible meaning:
This proverb suggests that written material like books or poetry has more influence than fighting or war. We may also understand from it that ideas (as often set down in writing) are more effective than violence.

pen (noun): a tool or instrument for writing
mighty (mightier, mightiest) (adj.): very powerful
sword (noun): a long, sharp, heavy weapon, like a very large knife

Quick Quiz

If "the pen is mightier than the sword", which of the following is most powerful?

a. an idea

b. a nuclear bomb

c. a long knife

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Contributor: Josef Essberger