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The pen is mightier then the sword
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saw2503
Oct 01, 2009
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denverdannydee
Oct 02, 2009
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The sword because it could take out all of those that use the pen, end of story

 
brivapor
Oct 02, 2009
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but the swords would never move an inch unless the proverbial pen gave them the ok

 
joeldebator
Oct 03, 2009
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Death warrants aren't that easy to obtain.

 
brivapor
Oct 03, 2009
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1 or 2 swords for vengance maybe
but a huge mighty group of swords wont get to far without the brains behind the operation and his pen, plus he signs the check to buy the swords and feed the troops
case closed

 
brivapor
Oct 03, 2009
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if the mightiest proverbial sword is a nation at war then paisty guys in congress weilding pens are their masters

if your talking small time guy down the street who wants to kill another guy, thats a tiny battle, not a mighty war
war is mightier than battle, pen is mightier than the sword

how are swords going to make more swords anyway

there was a crazy guy with a sword a few towns over who thought he was bad ass, until a man with a pen set up a drag net and told the cops with swords to go shoot him down

 
frankiej4189
Oct 05, 2009
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Having never lived in a warzone (fortunatley) i have no idea what it would actually be like to experience my town being demolished by explosions and bullets and death. But i'd imagine (and i can only imagine) that i would feel the effects of war much, much more than the effects of an author.

Words are at best inspiring, the actions of war are actions. Actions are definitive.

 
Dhruv Gupta
May 13, 2015
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Literal meaning
Swords can cut the pen, and heck use a pencil its less costly

 
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thevenerablerob
Oct 05, 2009
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But, again, who did the actual knocking? The Officers with the weapon. Yes, they were ordered, but they did not necessarily have to be. If they received report of a maniac in the area, they would all flock that way, orders or no.

let us take a look at the Vikings Regime. These men were filthy barbarians whom lived by the rule of warfare, raiding and fighting. Violence was their ruler. Kings could give orders, but a bad king was often overthrown. typically, Kings had little to do with individual raiding and pillaging.

So these viking raiders lived by the sword and wrought destruction in their raiding. Mosttimes, they burned and pillaged whole villages. the proverbial pen did not do so well in this case.

Brivapor has a good point about the Governmental pen prevailing, but does it always? insurgents have time and again overthrown the pen, if they have a good cause.

Thus, it can depend. Vengeance is almost always a case of sword beating pen. Organized warfare could vary.

 
thevenerablerob
Oct 02, 2009
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I agree with denverdanny. Though slander and propaganda can be very harmful to the mental state of mind, that person may seek revenge. Then what prevails? I do hope the avenger spends his/her lifetime prison rap productively.

 
nowostawsky
Oct 02, 2009
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To tell you the truth if i were to have to fight somone that hade a pen as a wepon i would totaly use a sword

 
jonjax71
Oct 02, 2009
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Those that use the sword for vengeance could care less about seeking permission

 
saw2503
Oct 02, 2009
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With a pen you could sign the death warrents of many people until it runs out of ink but with a sword you could continue to kill for the rest of your life.

 
saw2503
Oct 02, 2009
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Just to clarify were not just talking about a which is better in a fight scenario but also the items ability to save/end lives, war,etc.Sword still kicks ass.

 
jonjax71
Oct 03, 2009
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Re-open the case Briva because a group of swrods can make their own swords and no brains are needed to go on a rampage, its braun not brains. The swords can feed themselves using their swords

 


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