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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Pen
 
A goose quill is more dangerous than a lion’s paw.  1
Beneath the rule of men entirely great
The pen is mightier than the sword.  Bulwer.
  2
He writes with an iron pen.  Latin.  3
Many who wear rapiers are afraid of goose-quills.  4
Pen and ink is wit’s plough.  5
Take away the sword,
States can be saved without it: bring the pen!  Bulwer.
  6
The lance never blunted the pen, nor the pen the lance.  Don Quixote.  7
The might that slumbers in a goose’s wing.  8
The pen is a tree whose fruit is expression.  9
The pen is mightier than the sword.  10
The pen of the tongue should be dipped in the ink of the heart.  Italian.  11
The pen, that mighty instrument of little men.  Byron.  12
You need not get a golden pen to write upon dirt.  13
 
 
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