The Purpose of Knowledge
By Minister Louis Farrakhan

"When God gives man knowledge, He gives man a duty and responsibility. A man who knows is responsible for the one who does not know. When God gives you knowledge and responsibility, and you fail in that responsibility, you forfeit the right to know. So your knowledge that you profess to have becomes darkness; and you lose a grip on the light because you refused to carry out your duty because you knew and you would not teach those who did not know."

"If you do not have character development, knowledge will bring out the worst in you and it will make the one who knows suppress and enslave the one who does not know. When the poor person who does not know seeks to get free, you suppress and kill them to maintain your position of preeminence that you cannot maintain by love and right; you can only maintain it by force. This is the way America has become today. America cannot maintain her position in the world by right, so she has to maintain it by might. When you suck the blood of the peoples of the world, at some point there is going to be a natural combustion because people are going to revolt against the man who knows and kept knowledge from others to oppress, enslave and exploit them."