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Proverbs containing the word Sword

Words cut more than swords

A sharp tongue wounds.  This means the same as The tongue is not of steel, yet it cuts.

Gluttony kills more than the sword

More people die from overeating than are slain in battle. this is a very old proverb, dating back to the times when gluttony was more common... Read more →

The pen is mightier than the sword

The written word is more to be feared than the physical force. 'Tyranny has not enemy as formidable as the pen,' wrote William Cobbett , and... Read more →