The power of a pen is much larger and effective than that of the sword, which means, the power of writing is stronger than the power of war, hatred, and conflict.
While the power of sword ends with death, loss, and destruction, the power of a pen brings in inspiration, motivation, and transformation to the soul.
A sword conquers the physical existence of a man while the pen conquers the mind and heart of people. The control over people should be achieved through their minds and not against their will at force. This is why a sword can never be mightier than a pen. The pen is mightier than the sword is a famous adage speaking about the power of writing. A pen can achieve a lot more than a sword does. It means that the power of writing is eternal while the power of the sword is short-lived. For instance, the great achievements of Alexander, Napoleon, and other rulers ended up in oblivion. However, the great preaching and writings of philosophers and authors have lasting effects that live forever in the hearts of people. This is why it is said that a king can rule only his kingdom but a scholar rules the world with his writings.
In short, it might be easy to control through armed forces, but that will only be a temporary victory as it becomes ineffective when another mightier force enters. But when you conquer someone through their heart and soul, it lives until their breath, continuing forever in the form of writing to generation after generation. This is why it is said that a pen is mightier than a sword.
Azharuddin Khattak Zahir
Jallozai, Nowshera, KPK