The victories of the sword are short-lived. Hitler overran Europe and conquered so many countries in a mighty sweep. But before the war was over, his military victories lay crumbled like a house of cards. But Hitler,s autobiography Mein Kampf is read even today. The exploits of his pen have proved mightier than exploits of his sword.
There have been hundred of wars in the world, but the historians dispose of each war in a sentence or two, or in the case of World Wars in a page or two. Does anyone now remember the name of the commanders and generals, whose names were household words in their day? They are dust: their memories too are dust. But in the poetry of Shelley, Keats and words worth still lives, proclaiming to the unborn generations the superiority of the pen to the sword.