Proverb – The pen is mightier than the sword.

Meaning – You will be more successful if you take action with words rather than resorting to violence with weapons. Words are superior to actions. If we want to accomplish something, written or spoken words will be more effective than weapons.

This expression can be used to express the idea that words and ideas have the power to change people‘s minds and shape the world, while physical force or violence can only cause destruction.

There is also an English proverb actions speak louder than words which suggests that people‘s actions have more influence than their words.


  • The pen is mightier than the sword – no matter how powerful you are, your words will always have more influence than your weapons.”

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  • Is there a similar proverb in your culture?

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