Quotes about Knowledge

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

Clifford Stoll (-) is a U.S. astronomer and author.


"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."

William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was an American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer and actor and one of the best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s.


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

Isaac Asimov (born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov) (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time.


"The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!"

George Smith Patton, Jr also George Smith Patton III (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a United States Army officer best known for his leadership while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. He was also well-known for his controversial outspokenness.


"Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value."

Louis Dearborn L'Amour (March 22, 1908 – June 10, 1988) was an American author. His books consisted primarily of Western fiction novels. Many of his stories were made into movies.


"She always says, my lord, that facts are like cows. If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away."

Dorothy Leigh Sayers (13 June 1893 – 17 December 1957) was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages.


"Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two."

John William Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs."


"I have always found that if I move with seventy-five percent or more of the facts that I usually never regret it. It's the guys who wait to have everything perfect that drive you crazy."

Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca (born October 15, 1924) is an American businessman known for his revival of the Chrysler Corporation in the 1980s, serving as President and CEO from 1978 and additionally as chairman from 1979, until his retirement at the end of 1992. One of the most famous business people in the world, he was a passionate advocate of U.S. business exports during the 1980s.


"The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values."

William Seward Burroughs (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) also known by his pen name William Lee) was an American novelist, poet, essayist and spoken word performer.


"Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities - that's training or instruction - but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed."

Thomas Moore (28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852) was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer.