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Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword?
Aristotle said “Man perfected by society is the best of all animals. He is the most terrible of all when he lives without law and justice.” If people live their lives without law and justice, they are living their life with the influence of the sword. With law and justice man can create and use the pen to influence through action and way of life.
In the time of the early philosophers, the pen and the sword were fighting to see who was in charge of society. The philosophers wanted to use words to teach and learn from life and each other, but some leaders wanted to use violence to control the citizens.
There was a time of war and violence and there was the pen, but violence comes and goes, but words still hold up our society.
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