Points to speak on this topic:

  • Many reformists throughout the world have taken the path of writing to eradicate social evils and thereby tried to steer the world into the right path. Written word lasts for centuries and influences many generations. Violence and war, on the other hand, causes loss of lives and hence may not gain supporters. Many people prefer to stay on the side of those who resolve issues through writing and verbal communication rather than those who always choose violence.
  • Print media and now electronic media is the most effective tool to influence public opinion on people and issues. The pen can also overthrow governments by letting the public know the truth, which cannot be done using violence.
  • Nowadays, paid posts and comment trolls have become common things to influence minds and to instil fear in people that question government.
  • Actions speak louder than words. Violence can scare people more than the word does because it contains immediate threat than written threats.
  • Many countries in the world have their own army because nothing but weapons can protect them in case of invasion attempts.
  • The pen doesn’t always work because of the restrictions and threats to journalists in some parts of the world. In those cases, the sword may be needed to fight against oppression.


Sometimes the pen is mightier than the sword, and sometimes the sword is needed to solve the problem, So, it completely depends on the situation. However, in modern times, where many countries are under democracy, many times pen is an effective tool than the sword.

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  • Sukla das, Aug 27, 2020 @ 10:45 am Reply

    Obviously one pen has a big position and power . With out pen we can’t proved anything. All type of cases panishment good news result all are provided by pen . Inspite of all type of instruments in our world last we have to hold the pen for sine . Other countries or india we have been seeing huge troops military are doing their works and border line also but pen is giving there final tauch by sine . Telling yes or no .One pen sine can tell it will be dead or alive . It has strongest power so pen is mighter than sword .

  • Tinku paul, Aug 8, 2020 @ 8:30 am Reply

    According to me pen is mightier than sword. Pen is the tool through which people can express their opinion. Whereas sword is a weapon it can create a violence. If a person wants to kill then at a time how many people he is able to kill but a person wants to write something for anything then thousands and thousands people will be influenced within a very short time .

    • Team GD Ideas, Aug 19, 2020 @ 9:19 am Reply

      Yes, Tinku. Words can influence many people and even after many years.

  • AJIT KUMAR, Aug 4, 2020 @ 11:53 pm Reply

    the pen is mightier than the sword because the pen is very useful weapons to change the way of fighting because one word can change the world. but sword is very harmful because by this only losses to life and peace. with which violence and war will increase.
    i know that sword is also useful. but it’s depends on situation.

    • Team GD Ideas, Aug 7, 2020 @ 11:14 am Reply

      That’s right. Solving issues in a peaceful way is much better.

  • NACHARAM.SINDHU, Jul 21, 2020 @ 8:22 pm Reply

    ‘The pen is Mightier than the Sword ‘
    According to me both have equal importance according to their unique purpose.the things pen can do sword can’t ,in the same way things sword can do pen cannot. In case of war sword is the basic need to save the kingdom, In case of court dealings once the judgement is done in a written document again it couldn’t be reciprocated. for example: The razor blade is sharp but cant cut a tree,the axe is strong but cant cut the hair.
    It could be conclude as both have equal importance according to their need and purpose.

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