KNOWLEDGE is NOT power

Sat, 19 Dec 2015 16:57:35 GMT

An educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others. Any man is educated who knows where to get knowledge when he needs it, and how to organize that knowledge into definite plans of action. Successful men, in all callings, never stop acquiring specialized knowledge related to their major purpose, business, or profession.

KNOWLEDGE will not attract money, unless it is organized, and intelligently directed, through practical PLANS OF ACTION, to the DEFINITE END of accumulation of money. Knowledge is only potential power. This is one reason why college degrees are not valued more highly. They represent nothing but miscellaneous knowledge. The man who can organize and direct a “Master Mind” group of men who possess knowledge useful in the accumulation of money, is just as much a man of education as any man in the group. The truth is that schooling does but little more than to put one in the way of learning how to acquire practical knowledge. SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE is among the most plentiful, and the cheapest forms of service which may be had! If you doubt this, consult the payroll of any university.

  • Napoleon Hill