Friday, 6 September 2013

Knowledge Is Power



Essay Writing Topics for High School and College Students

Knowledge Is Power
Knowledge is information about the various things of the world derived from the study of books, from the observation of men and manners and from carefully watching the different phenomena of Nature. Knowledge is not the same as learning, for all knowledge obtained from experience and observation is quite independent of learning which is derived from study in schools and colleges. Knowledge is not the special gift or property of any particular class. It may belong to the poorest men, just as it may belong to the richest, or an exceptionally wealthy man may be without it. but a very poor man may be its fortunate possessor. No amount of wealth or influence can procure knowledge for anyone; it is not a thing to be bought in the market. Like wealth or beauty it cannot be destroyed by time; it will last as mankind will exist.
Scientific inventions and discoveries, which have added so much to the civilization of the world, are nothing but the results of knowledge. What are the invention of the steam engine and the establishment of railways, the invention of electricity and its application to telegraphy, telephony and a host of other things, the invention of the mariner's compass and the aero plane, which have contributed so much to the wealth and power of the world, but the outcome of knowledge! No amount of wealth or physical strength could have made these possible. Knowledge alone has rendered these possible.
Such is the power of knowledge that, armed with this, a weak man can wield his influence over a physically stronger man can have mastery over a man thousand times richer. Is it then to be doubted that knowledge is power and that of the highest type?

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