Words have more power than war, to influence with ones words not with fight

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  • The phrase was first used in 17th century. Both pen and sword have certain common features such as both are sharp, pointed and are used with hand. But history reveals that writer’s contributions in changing the plight or in the course of events have been more effective than military people using swords and weapons. We have examples in the likes of Magna Carta, the Declaration of independence and many other significant writings changing history than wars.
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Our strong words of reason will be more effective against their oppression as pen is mightier than the sword.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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перо сильнее меча

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