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    Ручка более могущественной чем меч.

    How do you say in Russian

    The pen is mightier than the sword.
    Ручка более могущественной чем меч.

    This means that you can make more things happen by words, than by physical force.
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Перо сильнее меча

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indra
    Перо сильнее меча
    The feather is stronger than the sword?
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Перо is poetic for "pen" Goose feathers were used for writing.
    Сильнее vs могущественнее: you can use могущественнее too, but Russian сила is not equivalent to English "strength", it has a wider meaning.

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    I believe at the time of this saying a pen was made from the quill of a feather.

    Actually I was wondereing if in, " Ручка более могущественной чем меч." That it should have been, "могущественная" in order to be grammatically correct. Any thoughts on that????
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Actually I was wondereing if in, " Ручка более могущественной чем меч." That it should have been, "могущественная" in order to be grammatically correct. Any thoughts on that????
    "Ручка более могущественна, чем меч".

    "Написано пером – не вырубишь топором"
    (народная пословица).

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    Или просто:

    "(Авто)ручка могущественнее меча"
    Кр. -- сестр. тал.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpio
    Или просто:

    "(Авто)ручка могущественнее меча"
    "(Авто)ручка могущественнее меча" does not sound right.
    Перо сильнее меча is much more expressive. In this case Перо means a quill pen.
    (When people fought with swords they wrote with quills.)
    If you insist on using aвторучка then substitute пулемет for меч.

    А злые языки страшнее пистолета.

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    Listen to native speakers Ручка, тем болие авторучка just sound weird to native speakers unless you want to cater to someone who is not native speaker and learning but then it defeats the whole point.

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    Слово сильнее меча. (Пословица)

    Тот, кто говорит, что слово сильнее меча, никогда не видел пулемёта (с)
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    kwatts, just to let you know that sometimes sayings are not to be taken as literally as you would like --

    non sequitor....

    hmm, or maybe not. I was just reminded of a T-shirt that I bought from somebody in the FBI when I was working in the federal building in SF. You know the KGB's motto is Щит и меч (The shield and sword). Well the FBI had made up one with the same logo and motto, slightly modified -- Булщит и меч .

    Anyway, whoever first wrote "the pen is mightier than the sword" most certainly had in mind a goose or turkey quill, not one of these newfangled write-anywhere-in-outer-space-ball-point pens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    not one of these newfangled write-anywhere-in-outer-space-ball-point pens.
    When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 Billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300C.
    The Russians used a pencil.

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    Just FYI, that isn't true But you meant it as a joke, right?
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    I know this joke. Definitely, it is.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milanya
    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    not one of these newfangled write-anywhere-in-outer-space-ball-point pens.
    When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 Billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300C.
    The Russians used a pencil.
    I think it was $12 million. Anyway, the company that makes them is Fisher.

    http://www.spacepen.com/usa/index2.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    Well the FBI had made up one with the same logo and motto, slightly modified -- Булщит и меч .
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpio
    "(Авто)ручка могущественнее меча"
    "Авторучка" это сильно :)
    Типа всякие перьевые не катят? ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by net surfer
    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpio
    "(Авто)ручка могущественнее меча"
    "Авторучка" это сильно
    Типа всякие перьевые не катят?
    Когда ты последний раз писал перьевой ручкой?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Just FYI, that isn't true But you meant it as a joke, right?
    Of course.

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