The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword: Using communication to ease conflict instead of violence can bring about a more desirable outcome.
This famous proverb has been relayed in many different iterations throughout the world. References range from Assyrian sage Ahiqar in the 7th century to Greek playwright Euripides, from the Old Testament of the Bible to the prophet Muhammad. Many thought leaders and religious individuals have pointed out the strength and success of winning a “war” with words instead of physical violence. What makes this seemingly universal concept appealing to so many cultures and throughout so many generations?