The pen is mightier than the sword 英文諺語
The pen is mightier than the sword 文勝於武
“The pen is mightier than the sword” means a person can cause people to change their opinions(e.g., to fight a war)and on a large scale whereas a sword can only change a person’s opinion by force and then often only results in the person’s death.
The English words “The pen is mightier than the sword” were first written by novelist and playwright Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839, in his historical play Cardinal Richelieu.
Richelieu, chief minister to King Louis XIII, discovers a plot to kill him, but as a priest he is unable to take up arms against his enemies.
“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.” (不管誰說筆桿子比槍桿子更厲害，他肯定沒遭遇過自動武器)
– General Douglas MacArthur (麥克阿瑟將軍)