I think many of us love the quote from Francis Bacon: “Knowledge is power.” Clearly, knowledge is a very high value. The road to success and happiness is paved with knowledge. Knowledge is one of the highest values of any reasoning mind.
But I realized some years ago that it’s not sufficient. It’s correct and deeply understood knowledge that’s power, not merely any kind of knowledge.
Then I took this one step further. There are a lot of very knowledgeable, smart people around, but that’s not sufficient either. Nothing happens until knowledge is applied. So, I came up with a final formulation: The correct knowledge, applied, is power.