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Is knowledge power?

“Knowledge is not power, knowledge is potential power, knowledge is trumped every day by execution”
– Tony Robbins

7 Similar Quotes

Sometimes it takes hearing the same idea expressed in a different light to make new discoveries and insights we otherwise never would’ve considered. Here’s a section with similar quotes to help answer whether knowledge is power:


  1. “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” ― Albert Einstein
  2. “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson
  3. “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” ― Albert Einstein
  4. “If knowledge is not put into practice, it does not benefit one.” ― Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
  5. “The process may seem strange and yet it is very true. I did not so much gain the knowledge of things by the words, as words by the experience I had of things.” ― Plutarch
  6. “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” George Bernard Shaw
  7. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

The meaning behind the quote:

Albert Einstein said, “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”

Knowledge is NOT power.

You don’t benefit from knowing. You benefit from understanding, because if you really understood you would live your life in accordance with that knowledge.

Jim Rohn has entered the chat…

Jim Rohn talks about the law of numbers and when you’re around long enough you get this ratio going.

He would recommend a book that had changed his life both financially and spiritually, out of the 100 in the audience 10 would buy. Of the ten that we’re smart enough to buy, only 5 would actually end up reading the book. From the 5 only one would have the discipline to implement the changes into his or her life.

Knowledge by itself is the precursor.

You have to first get the information because it can effect your life, but it alone is not enough.

As Tony says, “Knowledge is trumped every day by execution.” You need to then act on that knowledge or you let it go to waste.

The people who succeed in this life are not necessarily more intelligent in terms of IQ, they put in the time, concentrated focus, and effort in an area of life they wanted to improve.

 “If more information was the answer, then we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs.”

― Derek Sivers

Other Famous Tony Robbins Quotes:

the only impossible journey is the one you never begin

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”
– Tony Robbins

if you talk about it, it's a dream

“If you talk about it, it’s a dream. If you envision it, it’s possible. If you schedule it, it’s real.”
– Tony Robbins

If you always do what you’ve always done

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.”
– Tony Robbins

courage is not the absence of fear

“What is courage? Courage does not mean you’re not afraid. It means you’re afraid and you do it anyways. You’re scared…”
– Tony Robbins

grateful fear disappears and abundance appears

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”
– Tony Robbins

pain of discipline or is the pain of regret

“There’s always two pains in life. There’s the pain of discipline or is the pain of regret. And discipline weighs ounces and…”
– Tony Robbins

honesty is the best policy

“Honesty is the best policy”
– Quote Explanation


A coward dies a thousand deaths but a brave man only once

“A coward dies a thousand deaths, a courageous man only once. I discipline myself, not perfectly, but for the most part, I…
– Tony Robbins

reasons come first answers come second

“Reasons come first, answers come second.”
– Tony Robbins

passion is the genesis of genius

“Passion is the genesis of genius.”
– Tony Robbins

beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy

“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability…”
– Tony Robbins

human being not human doing

“I don’t want your life to be about being a human DOing. I want to be a human BEing where you…”
– Tony Robbins


“In life you need either inspiration or desperation.”



“I can tell you the secret to happiness in one word: progress.”


Time Management quotes

“If you talk about it, it’s a dream. If you envision it, it’s possible. If you schedule it, it’s real.”

Self Discipline

“Complexity is the enemy of execution.”



“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”


Change Your Life Quotes

“We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.”


“It takes no courage to be a pessimist, to say it’s not going to work”

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