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Latin translation: Knowledge is power, or power is knowledge

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English term or phrase:Knowledge is power...
Latin translation:Knowledge is power, or power is knowledge
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04:21 Mar 16, 2002
English to Latin translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Philosophy / Philosophy
English term or phrase: Knowledge is power...
Proofreading an English text in which the author says:

"Scientia est potentia, aut potentia est scientia"

Just want to make sure it is correct. In the text the author reflects on what comes first - knowledge or power. It should probably be an interrogative sentence.

I'd appreciate your suggestions.
Marina Khonina
Turkey
Local time: 04:46
Knowledge is power, or power is knowledge
Explanation:
it is correct Latin, which translates as above.

This first part is a well-known tag.
Aut = or/or else.
The final part is original, as far as I know. (And, in my opinion, a doubtful assertion :-)

I don´t hear it interrogatively.
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Chris Rowson
Local time: 03:46
Grading comment
Thank you, Chris.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Knowledge is power, or power is knowledge


Explanation:
it is correct Latin, which translates as above.

This first part is a well-known tag.
Aut = or/or else.
The final part is original, as far as I know. (And, in my opinion, a doubtful assertion :-)

I don´t hear it interrogatively.


    Reference: http://home.att.net/~jrd/latin.htm
Chris Rowson
Local time: 03:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you, Chris.

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