knowledge is power


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knowledge is power

proverb Having more knowledge, especially through formal education, will give one more control over one's future. A successful life starts with a good education—after all, knowledge is power. The dictatorship knows that knowledge is power, which is why it has restricted the population's access to learning materials.
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Knowledge is power.

Prov. The more you know, the more you can control. Child: How come I have to study history? I don't care what all those dead people did hundreds of years ago. Mother: Knowledge is power. If you know something about the past, it may help you to anticipate the future.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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