From this, it is clear that a great lover of war had so much respect for a journalist. Pen here refers to human mind. Sword symbolizes strength or force or brutality. The mind is a wonderful part of the body that elevates a person so high in life.
For example, the writings of eminent persons like Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Tagore, Milton, etc. still ripple out across after many hundreds of years, while the names of good sword fighters are easily forgotten. It is said that “Old soldiers never die, but they just fade away!
In die competitive environment of today all over the world, people or die government seldom opt for war. They want peace and prosperity. Prosperity comes when there is improvement in all walks of life.
Schools, colleges, hospitals, institutions, sports, arts & crafts, self sufficiency in food, more employment opportunities for all, wealth, enhanced life style and status and many more. There are so many things like these that people want. Not just a fight. Of course, sword fighting is also a sport. But there ends all importance to it.
It cannot fetch all things necessary to live. Furthermore, it is said that a sword wielding man finally dies by sword only! Therefore, pen (Brain) is mightier than sword; die story of lion and the hare is more pertinent to it.