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I am reading The story of philosophy by Will Durant. I don't understand the meaning of this sentence in page 17.

A handful of might is better than a bagful of right.

In Cambridge Dictionary, "might" is "power, strength or force" and "right" is "the fact that a person or animal can expect to be treated in a fair, morally acceptable, or legal way, or to have the things that are necessary for life". I still can't get it. Could anyone explain it to me?

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    Have you tried Googling it, and looking up "might" in a dictionary? Please indicate your research so far.
    – Stuart F
    Jul 19, 2022 at 13:51
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    Wikipedia: Might makes right. Jul 19, 2022 at 15:46
  • You have the wrong definition of "right". Try: "morally good, justified, or acceptable".
    – Barmar
    Jul 25, 2022 at 21:13
  • Thank you very much. I will check it again.
    – xpaul
    Jul 25, 2022 at 23:20
  • Broadly, that says that when they come face to face, the sword is much more mighty than the pen. Sep 8, 2022 at 18:55

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