quote by Douglas MacArthur

Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.

— Douglas MacArthur

Helpful Mightier quotations

A candid spirit is mightier than the most persistent dogmatism.

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.

He who knows much about others may be learned, but he who understands himself is more intelligent. He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.


The pen is mightier than the sword, but the tongue is mightier than them both put together.

Prayer,in its truest sense,is an attempt to invoke the mightier potential that is already in us,through mental integration.

Anyone who rises above the things of this world, to which you kneel, is mightier than you.

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.

It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.

God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces of against evil


Do remember, though, that sometimes the people you oppress become mightier than you would like.

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.

Although the spirit be not master of that which it creates through music, yet it is blessed in this creation, which, like every creation of art, is mightier than the artist.

The word of God is the Christian soul's best weapon, and it is essential to have it with him always. In doubt it decides, in consultation it directs; in anxiety it reassures; in sorrow it comforts; in failure it encourages; in defense it protects; in offense it is mightier than the mighty.

When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?

Be happy, be happy; you shall have your red rose. I will build it out of music by moonlight, and stain it with my own heart's-blood. All that I ask of you in return is that you will be a true lover, for Love is wiser than Philosophy, though she is wise, and mightier than Power, though he is mighty.


No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.

A mightier love for the Son of God, to overpower and subdue and lead captive these wayward and truant affections of the natural heart - this is what is needed.

In times past...it was my habit to talk glibly of the right of man to land. It was a bad habit, and I long ago sloughed it off. Man's only right to land is his might over it. If his neighbor is mightier than he and takes the land from him, then the land is his neighbor's, until the latter is dispossessed by one mightier still.

The cross was two pieces of dead wood;

and a helpless, unresisting Man was nailed to it; yet it was mightier than the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it.

Only the consciousness of a purpose that is mightier than any man and worthy of all men can fortify and inspirit and compose the souls of men.


Beneath the rule of men entirely great,The pen is mightier than the sword.

Given a man full of faith, you will have a man tenacious in purpose, absorbed in one grand object, simple in his motives, in whom selfishness has been driven out by the power of a mightier love, and indolence stirred into unwearied energy.

Remember always that the composer's pen is still mightier than the bow of the violinist; in you lie all the possibilities of the creation of beauty.

True self-reliance does not mean reliance on one's physical strength;

it means reliance on something mightier, something which is less perishable... It means trusting in the spiritual.

Thoughts are mightier than strength of hand.


A man that puts himself on the ground of moral principle, if the whole world be against him, is mightier than all of them.

This is not the age of pamphleteers. It is the age of the engineers. The spark-gap is mightier than the pen. Democracy will not be salvaged by men who talk fluently, debate forcefully and quote aptly.

When you kill a beast, say to him in your heart: ~By the same power that slays you, I too am slain, and I too shall be consumed. ~For the law that delivers you into my hand shall deliver me into a mightier hand. ~Your blood and my blood is naught but the sap that feeds the tree of heaven.

Who is mightier than death? Those who can smile when death threatens.

One can build the Empire State Building, discipline the Prussian army, make a state hierarchy mightier than God, yet fail to overcome the unaccountable superiority of certain human beings.


Our spirit is mightier than the filth of our memories.

It was a fatal day when the public discovered that the pen is mightier than the paving-stone and can be made as offensive as a brickbat.

Only by the supernatural is a man strong--only by confiding in the divinity which stirs within us. Nothing is so weak as an egotist--nothing is mightier than we, when we are vehicles of a truth before which the state and the individual are alike ephemeral.

Nature is mighty. Art is mighty. Artifice is weak. For nature is the work of a mightier power than man. Art is the work of man under the guidance and inspiration of a mightier power. Artifice is the work of mere man, in the imbecility of his mimic understanding.

The mightier man, the mightier is the thing That makes him honored or begets him hate; For greatest scandal waits on greatest state.