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Older Data Governance Businessman Pointing to the Knowledge in his HeadMost people seem to agree that obtaining cold data and information are not the same as obtaining knowledge. Anyone can obtain facts and figures. Anyone can read about a subject in an encyclopedia. Well, nowadays people are reading about subjects on Wikipedia. But nonetheless, facts and information are everywhere. The trick is taking it all in and turning it into knowledge.


As these quotes show, attitudes surrounding knowledge are extremely varied. Knowledge is everything. Knowledge is power. Except when it’s not.

Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.

– Clifford Stoll 

Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.

– Vincent Van Gogh 

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.

– Thomas H. Huxley 

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

– Thomas Jefferson 

I think in most jobs, you get better as you get older. You gain experience, you gain knowledge.

– Kristin Scott Thomas 

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.

– Thomas Jefferson 

Information is not knowledge.

– Albert Einstein 

It is better to know nothing than to know what ain’t so.

– Josh Billings 

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.

– Peter Drucker 

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

– Kofi Annan 

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

– Plato 

Once we know something, we find it hard to imagine what it was like not to know it.

– Chip & Dan Heath, Authors of Made to Stick, Switch 

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.

– Plato 

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.

– Confucius 

The only source of knowledge is experience.

– Albert Einstein 

Knowledge is everything. Knowledge is power. Except when it’s not.

– Amy Klutz 

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

– Isaac Asimov 

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

– Albert Einstein 

We are drowning in information and starving for knowledge.

– Rutherford D. Rogers 

Where is all the knowledge we lost with information?

– T. S. Eliot 

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