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Knowledge is power proverbial saying, late 16th century; originally from the English lawyer and courtier Francis Bacon (1561–1626), and echoing the biblical ‘a man of knowledge increaseth strength (Proverbs 24:5). (Compare money is power.)

to the best of one's knowledge as far as one knows; judging from the information one has.

See also safe in the knowledge that, tree of knowledge.

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