Quotes on Knowledge And Power

Knowledge is power but only wisdom is liberty. Will Durant

The end of knowledge is power ... the scope of all speculation is the performing of some action or thing to be done. Thomas Hobbes

Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Martin Luther

Human knowledge and human power meet in one; for where the cause is not known the effect cannot be produced. Nature to be commanded must be obeyed; and that which in contemplation is as the cause is in operation as the rule. Francis Bacon

What must be the knowledge of Him, from whom all created minds have derived both their power of knowledge, and the innumerable objects of their knowledge! What must be the wisdom of Him, from whom all things derive their wisdom! Timothy Dwight IV

If knowledge is power and power corrupt, does knowledge corrupt? James Moore

If knowledge is power, clandestine knowledge is power squared; it can be withheld, exchanged, and leveraged. Letty Cottin Pogrebin

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge. John Naisbitt

Knowledge and wisdom, far from being one, Have oft-times no connection. Knowledge dwells In heads replete with thoughts of other men; Wisdom in minds attentive to their own. William Cowper

The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown. Albert Einstein

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others. Confucius

Knowledge is power. Unfortunate dupes of this saying will keep on creating, ambitiously, till they have stunned their native initiative and made their thoughts weak. Clarence Day

Activity is the only road to knowledge. George Bernard Shaw

Where there is no knowledge ignorance calls itself science. George Bernard Shaw

Knowledge is power. In post-capitalism, power comes from transmitting information to make it productive, not hiding it. Peter Drucker

All schools, all colleges have two great functions: to confer, and to conceal valuable knowledge. Mark Twain

It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Knowledge is power. Power to do evil...or power to do good. Power itself is not evil. So knowledge itself is not evil. Veronica Roth

When all government ...in little as in great things... shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power; it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated. Thomas Jefferson

The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one's life. Dalai Lama

I would rather have my ignorance than another man's knowledge, because I have so much of it. Mark Twain

All of my knowledge, of both science and religion, I incorporate into the classical tradition of my painting. Salvador Dali

Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people. Tom Clancy

The basic economic resource - the means of production - is no longer capital, nor natural resources, nor labor. It is and will be knowledge. Peter Drucker

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. Seneca the Younger

Ipsa scientia potestas est. (Knowledge itself is power.) Francis Bacon

It is well when the wise and the learned discover new truths; but how much better to diffuse the truths already discovered amongst the multitudes. Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power; and while a philosopher is discovering one new truth, millions of truths may be propagated amongst the people.... The whole land must be watered with the streams of knowledge. Horace Mann

Of a truth, Knowledge is power, but it is a power reined by scruple, having a conscience of what must be and what may be; whereas Ignorance is a blind giant who, let him but wax unbound, would make it a sport to seize the pillars that hold up the long-wrought fabric of human good, and turn all the places of joy as dark as a buried Babylon. George Eliot

Education forms the common mind. Alexander Pope

You seek for knowledge and wisdom as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Knowledge is power, and for each level of knowledge, you are held responsible for how you use it. Gary Zukav

Some say knowledge is power, but that is not true. Character is power. Sathya Sai Baba

I think in the NFL knowledge is power, and you try to get the knowledge by whatever means. Steve Sabol

To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it: the pains of power are real, its pleasures imaginary. Charles Caleb Colton

The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading. David Bailey

Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility. Robin Morgan

We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom. Michel De Montaigne

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. Charles Darwin

To make knowledge productive, we will have to learn to see both forest and tree. We will have to learn to connect. Peter Drucker

The two greatest fear busters are knowledge and action Denis Waitley

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge - broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. Helen Keller

Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person. Ethel Mumford

Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil. Eleanor Roosevelt

Knowledge is only potential power. Napoleon Hill

Scientia potentia est, sed parva; quia scientia egregia rara est, nec proinde apparens nisi paucissimis, et in paucis rebus. Scientiae enim ea natura est, ut esse intelligi non possit, nisi ab illis qui sunt scientia praediti. Thomas Hobbes

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement. Peter Drucker

Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Acquiring literacy is an empowering process, enabling millions to enjoy access to knowledge and information which broadens horizons, increases opportunities and creates alternatives for building a better life. Kofi Annan

A person of knowledge and power never goes out looking for battles. All their battles are within. Frederick Lenz

Knowledge and power in the city; peace and decency in the country. Mason Cooley

The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people. Tom Clancy

I am convinced that knowledge is power - to overcome the past, to change our own situations, to fight new obstacles, to make better decisions. Benjamin Carson

Knowledge is power, community is strength and positive attitude is everything Lance Armstrong

Is there anything science should not try to explain? Science is knowledge and knowledge is power - power to do good or evil. Sometimes ignorance is bliss. Paul Davies

Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with. Robert Staughton Lynd

Prudent, cautious self-control is wisdom's root. Robert Burns

~I use humor instead of getting into that whole yes and no thing all the time. It's about just getting them to laugh rather than getting in power struggles.~ Marcia Cross

The difference between men and women is that women seek power in order to address issues, while men address issues in order to seek power. Kathleen Brown

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees. E F Schumacher

Data isn't information; information isn't knowledge; knowledge isn't wisdom. Ian Lowe

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. Kofi Annan

Remember that consciousness is power. Consciousness is education and knowledge. Consciousness is becoming aware. It is the perfect vehicle for students. Consciousness-raising is pertinent for power, and be sure that power will not be abusively used, but used for building trust and goodwill domestically and internationally. Tomorrow's world is yours to build. Yuri Kochiyama

The only irreplaceable capital an organization possesses is the knowledge and ability of its people. The productivity of that capital depends on how effectively people share their competence with those who can use it. Andrew Carnegie

Diffused knowledge immortalizes itself. James Mackintosh

I know everything except myself. Francois Villon

Human beings fear light and knowledge and power. There is a weird quirky sort of thing that happens with people. When you log on to the truth and you start to become it, it threatens them because they live with countless falsehoods. Frederick Lenz

When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. Khalil Gibran

Not being able to govern events, I govern myself, and apply myself to them if they will not apply themselves to me. Michel De Montaigne

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power. Alfred Lord Tennyson

A man's errors are his portals of discovery. James Joyce

I have repeatedly stressed that we have the knowledge to reduce hunger and poverty. Gro Harlem Brundtland

When people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together. Isaac Asimov

When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts. Dalai Lama

God is most glorified in us when our knowledge and experience of Him ignite a forest fire of joy that consumes all competing pleasures and He alone becomes the treasure that we prize. Sam Storms

In humility alone lies true greatness, and knowledge and wisdom are profitable only in so far as our lives are governed by them. Nicholas of Cusa

Cultivated men and women who do not skim the cream of life, and are attached to the duties, yet escape the harsher blows, make acute and balanced observers. George Meredith

Each one of us has all the wisdom and knowledge we ever need right within us. It is available to us through our intuitive mind, which is our connection with universal intelligence. Shakti Gawain

Error has made man so deep, sensitive, and inventive that he has put forth such blossoms as religions and arts. Pure knowledge could not have been capable of it. Friedrich Nietzsche

I conclude that, while it is true that science cannot decide questions of value, that is because they cannot be intellectually decided at all, and lie outside the realm of truth and falsehood. Whatever knowledge is attainable, must be attained by scientific methods; and what science cannot discover, mankind cannot know. Bertrand Russell

We need only reflect on what has been prov'd at large, that we are never sensible of any connexion betwixt causes and effects, and that 'tis only by our experience of their constant conjunction, we can arrive at any knowledge of this relation. David Hume



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