“The Pen is Mightier (More Powerful) Than The Sword”

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Magnificent East Coast sunrise by Ngaio Keelan in the “scenic and tranquil little haven” that is New Zealand (or ‘Godzone’, as it is often affectionately known)
Credit: www.ngatipics.com

Article Title: “The Pen is Mightier (More Powerful) Than The Sword”
Submitted by: Craig Lock
Category (key words/Tags): Writing, Words,
Empowerment, Inspiration, Words of empowerment and inspiration, College Herald, New Zealand Herald, breaking down barriers/walls, building bridges
Web sites:

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/ and www.craigswritingarticles.wordpress.com

Other Articles are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig and may be freely published)

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
*
Submitter’s Note:
The following are some fine, powerful words from some gifted young New Zealand writers… which I found so uplifting and inspiring that I thought I’d share these short extracts on the www (thanks College Herald and The New Zealand Herald…

“Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.”

Carol Burnett

From Graffiti to Great Literature, All Writing is Important to Someone!

“The power of the pen has not diminished. It is an age-old way to escape, pour out emotions, play with ideas, give meaning to the world and also entertain. ALL writing is important and the power of the pen will stay strong until the end.”
Hazel Field, Year 13,
Epsom GIrls Grammar School

*
THE PEN IS MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SWORD
WHAT you write can have far-reaching consequences,
warns Shyamolie Mathur

“THINK before you write. Used correctly, the written word is a powerful tool and can be used for much good. The power of the pen lets us see the world through the eyes of journalists, writers and poets.

History records the role of writers in important revolutions around the world. The principles of liberty and equality were popularised among the people by the great writers of the 18th century, resulting in the French Revolution.
Writers have also changed the perception of history and people in it. Journalists can influence the opinions of people, whether in the field of world
peace, global warning, politics or the economy.
So whether we choose to become poets, journalists, authors, or just remain ordinary people in the world of language, we should strive to influence the thought proceses of people towards
positive thinking, be it in any field of life; because what we write today has a strong bearing on our future.”
They say, ‘the pen is mightier than the sword!”


Shyamolie Mathur, Year 90, Macleans College as published in the College Herald *, 8th June 2010

* Forming Part of the New Zealand Herald (keep up the great work, editors)

* *

CHOOSE THE RIGHT WORDS AND THINK RIGHT
THEN YOU’LL LIVE RIGHT
(making a difference in this “happy, sad, crazy, yet magical” world of ours).

Be happy as you “ride the river, or should that be?) the storms of life” #

Shared by Craig Lock (“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Writer for Self Empowerment, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”)

# that’s a metaphor, BTW!

“My goal is to do justice to the gift that has been given to me. I cling to it like a religious faith. I want to be a poet who writes poems, which will challenge the consciousness of readers, who are fascinated by poetry.”
– New Zealand writer, Iain Britton (as published in the College Herald)

About the Submitter:
Craig is a writer, who believes in (and loves) sharing information with a touch (“dash or two”) of humour, as well as encouraging and helping others to find their talents and gifts, to strive for and accomplish their dreams in life – whatever they may be.

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at 

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/ and www.craigswritingarticles.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, empower, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

If you can learn the power of words, you can help change the world…. for the better
PS
“All the world will be happier and better, when the men and women have the souls of artists, like that of an Ayrton Senna.
– craig (as inspired by Rodin’s famous words)

For a bit of great “wacky” humour as your reward (Monty Python’s sketch, Thomas Hardy on novel writing) click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPZ5CY9KoM

enjoy

 

writers block                                       Paddleboard by Gemma Chapman (credit House of Travel)
                                                                                                                               Paddleboard Nelson by Gemma Campbell
                                                                                                                               Credit: House of Travel NZ
enjoy
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4 Responses to ““The Pen is Mightier (More Powerful) Than The Sword””

  1. craiglock Says:

    Reblogged this on Craig's List of Writings.

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  2. craiglock Says:

    Hi
    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
    MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT (and hundreds of thousands already on my other blogs blog…true!) …so hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
    Am having to remove many and so sorry can’t reply individually, but DO try to read as many as possible daily
    so “thanks for the thanx”
    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)
    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)
    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci
    http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html
    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
    https://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/
    http://breakdownwalls.wordpress.com/

    The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    PPS

    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing
    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”
    http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

    “Let not our beliefs set us apart, but rather let the Spirit of our shared humanity define and unite us.”.
    – me

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  4. craiglock Says:

    Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or comment

    Hi

    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
    MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT .. together with hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
    …true!) …obsessive or WHAT! *So hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.

    Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued, so sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”), I got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me – sorry and hope you can understand..

    * “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

    ~ Franz Kafka

    I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci

    When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”

    – as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

    “The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
    – c

    “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

    from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/
    and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com

    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

    PPS
    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing

    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”

    The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

    https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE

    http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books
    and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    Don’t worry about the world ending today…
    as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

    PPS

    ”Since I can never see your face,
    And never shake you by the hand,
    I send my soul through time and space
    To greet you. You will understand.”

    – James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

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