An invading thought •01

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When actions speak louder than words then why is a pen mightier than a sword?

We have all been hearing the cliche expression, “actions speak louder than words” and are apparently in doldrums when we hear such banal quotes. While I was making running notes in a lecture, this absurd statement crossed my mind, “a pen is mightier than a sword.” A sword is analogous to action and a pen to words. This judgement draws me to a state of confusion and conclusion that words exert more power than actions which blatantly contradicts the former quote.
These contrary expressions are gnawing my brain ever since I thought of them.

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Author: Alisha

A writer living in Mumbai.

24 thoughts on “An invading thought •01”

  1. They have been quoted by two different individuals obviously..:D..the first one is more on the lines of standing by your words…you don’t have to just say them you have to act on them…
    Whereas a pen is mightier than a sword is more about emphasizing the power of literacy..more like intelligence is mightier than physical strength.. All we have to do is use our pen and our actions carefully..:)!

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  2. And all my brain can think of is how pretty and fascinating the ceiling is especially when I have an exam to concentrate on. Invading thoughts are never a problem for people with brains like mine 😉

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  3. a choice between two equally unpleasant alternatives (in other words, a dilemma), or two lines of reasoning that lead to the same unpleasant conclusion. It is analogous to the expressions “between the devil and the deep blue sea,” “between a rock and a hard place,” or, as those in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world say, “Between a cross and a sword.” This is the opposite of the Buridan’s Ass.

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