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Mightier Than the Sword

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You've heard the quote before: "The pen is mightier than the sword."  But what does that mean exactly?  I've posted before on the importance and power of the written word.  I'll emphasize it again here.  Our words and communication are the most basic and yet most effective tool we have when expressing our opinions, thoughts, and desires.  In our fallen world, yes, we often resort to vulgar actions rather than discussion.  And there is the statement that "Actions speak louder than words."  While that may be technically true, it is my opinion that the best combination is when  your actions support the words you use.  It is far better to succeed by changing the hearts of your opponents rather than merely forcing them to submit to your will.  And what better way to do that than with persuasive written arguments?

My challenge to you is discovering what you believe and finding the courage to speak it out to the world.  And don't be afraid to back up your theories with the proven wisdom of ages past, and what better way to find that than visiting your library.

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