knowledge is power

Similar in form to money is power and similar in sentiment to PROVERBS xxiv. 5 (AV) A man of knowledge increaseth strength. Cf. 1597 BACON De Haeresibus x. nam et ipsa scientia potestas est, for knowledge itself is power.

1598 in Bacon Essays 27v Knowledge it selfe is a power whereby he [God] knoweth.

1806 B. RUSH Letter 25 Nov. (1951) II. 935 The well-known aphorism that ‘knowledge is power.’

1853 BULWER-LYTTON My Novel I. II. iii. He..said half aloud,—‘Well, knowledge is power!’

2002 Washington Post 11 Mar. A21 The assumption seems to be that if we can explain the powerful forces that control our lives, we become somehow immune to them. Knowledge, as they say, is power.


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