The pen is mightier than the sword

It was pleasing to me to find that while I was away for the past several days visiting family and doing research for a new book, that folks were still clicking on my blog and buying our books.

The world is full of strife, and if that’s what you want to hear about and meditate upon, our news media will be happy to hand you plenty of fuel for the flame of anxiety and greed. Newspapers and television sell their products by honing in on the gross atrocities which surround us.

At St. Clair Publications we want to give you an alternative. Why not relax and order your copy of Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions, and at the bottom of page 416 you will see this:

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This metonymic adage was coined by British author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Act II, Scene ii of his 1839 play, Richelieu loosely based on a cardinal by that name:

“True, This! —
Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword.”


I much prefer the pen to the sword (or terror plot, murder, storm or pestilence). But even the pen (or computer) can do both harm and good.

For today, why not meditate upon the good.

2 thoughts on “The pen is mightier than the sword

  1. As I share in my recently published work, A METAPHYSICS PRIMER: CHANGING FROM THE INSIDE OUT ……

    I made the decision to eliminate all media negativity in my life because I found myself existing in a state of depression, unable to focus on the joys associated with life and living.

    This means that the more we focus on the negative, the depressed, the dismal, the more negativity we bring into our lives.

    Until I embarked on my Masters of Education program, I had not realized how biased the media was. With all of the major newsrooms broadcasting the same negative and dismal news, this served to great an even greater propensity for negativity, especially with millions of people watching and feeling the same way.

    Most are familiar with the saying that the outer world is your mirror, always reflecting yourself back to you; this simply means that your outer world is a direct reflection of your inner world.

    If you embrace, and feel, love, peace, unison and truth, vibrating such throughout the entirety of your being, you will experience people (places, things or events) who feel and reflect the same.

    If, on the other hand, all you experience in your outer world is disharmony, aggression, hate, separation and falsehood, so, too, will you experience people (places, things or events) who feel and reflect the same.

    Now is the time to learn to become aware of the thoughts and beliefs that may be limiting your experience(s). In this regard, everyone must work toward resolving and changing.

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