Is a Pen Mightier than a Sword ?

Pen is Mightier than a Sword

Pen is Mightier than a Sword

I have known this phrase almost whole my life, but never wondered where it came from,until i was staring at my book and my pen !!! 😀

This phrase is a metonymic adage coined by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 for his play Richelieu.(i have known this one all along,and didn’t knew that !). Here is an excerpt of it.The Cardinal’s line in Act II, scene II, was more fully:

True, This! —
Beneath the rule of men entirely great
The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold
The arch-enchanters wand! — itself is nothing! —
But taking sorcery from the master-hand
To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike
The loud earth breathless! — Take away the sword —States can be saved without it!

The play opened at London’s Covent Garden Theatre on 7 March 1839 with William Charles Macready in the lead role.Macready believed its opening night success was “unequivocal”; Queen Victoria attended a performance on 14 March
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