Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

This proverb means that a writer is more powerful than a fighter. Men like Napoleon or Alexander the great, might be able to impress the people of their times. But the influence of a writer lasts longer. The French revolution is a milestone in the history of mankind. It paved the way for drastic changes in many parts of the world. In a sense we can say that writers like Voltaire and Rousseau were able to shape the destiny of nations. Napoleon may be forgotten. Nelson may be forgotten. But Shakespeare will be remembered for ever. Homer will be remembered for ever for his contribution to our culture. Let us be proud of them.

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