Which is mightier? Abraham Lincoln writing letter A pen and a piece of paper. A handwritten note. A sincere, heartfelt note of appreciation. Gold. Is the pen mightier than the sword? Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.