Edward Bulwer-LyttonEdward Bulwer-Lytton, (1803-1873) English writer, politician

Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote

“The pen is mightier than the sword.”

Edward Bulwer-LyttonEdward Bulwer-Lytton
~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton

his play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy (1839)

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Anonymous    3/30/06

It is the pen that ends a war. The sword starts it.

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

The intent of the heart is mightier than either the pen or the sword.

Vedapushpa, Bengaluru India

An Unfailing Remark !

Bobble, No. Ferrisburgh, VT

Could be. Actually, since the two still persist, mankind has chosen to utilize both, depending on the circumstances and the desired result.

Creative, Arverne, New York

Today, I feel most honored to express my interpretation of a quotation by William Shakespeare entitled: "The pen is mightier than the sword." The utilization of sharp carefully thought-out written words will eloquently get the meaning of a situation over, and you will become a candidate for an honest solution to the the problem.

Creative, Arverne, New York

"The intent of the heart is mightier than either the pen or the sword." This is a powerhouse quotation flaming with inside meaning designed to come from the heart to the hand, enabling one to sincerely reduce this quotation to its lowest terms. Most scintillating, in this particular case, the brain and hand is firmly communicating together... in order to crystallize and further refine the real meaning of this quotation.

jim k, Austin

Probably so, but never bring a pen to a knife fight.

E Archer, NYC

The power to declare paper 'money' or 'laws' cannot be defeated by bombs alone -- the authority of such 'writers' must be rejected else they will write themselves the power again.

Remember that the Declaration of Independence is a 'declaration' of the people of their Independence from those that lay claim to them. While the pen alone is not sufficient to defeat cannons, it was the declaration that the people were fighting for -- it was THEIR declaration. That declaration was the true power behind the revolution -- a revolution in the hearts and minds of the people. Same is true today -- declaring who I am and what I am about is a powerful statement -- even more if it is true! ;-)

Ronw13, Yachats OR

Well said Archer ! First a willing mind to Declare, then the doing of it !

Ronw13, Yachats OR

" How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank !
Here will we sit, and let the sound of music
Creep in our ears: soft stillness, and the night,
Become the touches of sweet harmony. "
Moonlight, from " The Merchant of Venice "
William Shakespeare

Ronw13, Yachats OR

" The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever. " Psalm 136:9. Source of All inspiration. our Creator.

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

The keyboard is mightier than the thermo-nuclear warhead.


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