- As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.--Benjamin Disraeli
- Cafeteria-style education, combined with the unwillingness of our schools to place demands on students, has resulted in a steady diminishment of commonly shared information between generations and between young people themselves.--E. D. Hirsch, Jr. (Cultural Literacy)
- Chock them so ... full of "facts" they feel stuffed, but absolutely "brilliant" with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving.--Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451)
- Data becomes information when it becomes relevant to what you are doing. Information becomes knowledge when it is used in the successful completion of tasks.--Eric Alderson (Chronicle Technologies)
- Data isn't information, any more than fifty tons of cement is a skyscraper.--Clifford Stoll (in Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway)
- Do not seek for information of which you cannot make use.--Anna C. Brackett (The Technique of Rest)
- Everyone gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.--Gertrude Stein (Gertrude Stein by Sprigge)
- Facts are stubborn things.--Alain Rene Lesage
- Facts as facts do not always create a spirit of reality, because reality is a spirit.--G. K. Chesterton
- Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.--Aldous Huxley
- Facts don't lie - not if you've got enough of 'em.--John Stephen Strange (Silent Witnesses)
- I don't see the logic of rejecting data just because they seem incredible.--Fred Hoyle (in Astronomy Transformed by Edge and Mulkay)
- I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.--Franklin P. Adams
- I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.--Reuben Blades
- I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.--Margaret Mead
- Imagine a school with children that can read or write, but with teachers who cannot, and you have a metaphor of the Information Age in which we live.--Peter Cochrane
- Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.--William Pollard (The Soul of the Firm)
- Information is, above all, a principle of economy. The fewer data needed, the better the information. An overload of information leads to information blackout. It does not enrich, but impoverishes.--Peter F. Drucker (Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices)
- Information is the currency of democracy.--Ralph Nader (from The Quotable Teacher, comp. by Howe)
- Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.--Ronald Reagan
- Information is the seed for an idea, and only grows when it's watered.--Heinz V. Bergen
- Information voids will be filled by rumors and speculation unless they are preempted by open, credible and trustworthy communication. Pull no punches. When you know an answer, give it. When you don't, say so. When you're guessing, admit it. But don't stop communication.--Jean B. Keffeler
- 1. The information we have is not what we want.
2. The information we want is not what we need.
3. The information we need is not available.--Finagle's New Laws of Information (in 1,001 Logical Laws by Peers)
- It is essential that along with imparting facts, that we inspire the ability and desire to learn.--Barbara Viniar
- A keen sense of history is more enlightening than the evening news. --Jeff Davidson (Breathing Space: Living & Working at a Comfortable Pace in a Sped-Up Society)
- The key to security is public information.--Margaret Chase Smith
- Learning isn't acquiring knowledge so much as it is trimming information that has already been acquired.--Criss Jami
- Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information.--Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
- A market is the combined behavior of thousands of people responding to information, misinformation and whim.--Kenneth Chang
- No talent in management is worth more than the ability to master fact--not just any facts, but the ones that provide the best answers.--Robert Heller
- Not many years ago, it was access to information and movement that seemed our greatest luxury; nowadays itís often freedom from information, the chance to sit still, that feels like the ultimate prize. Stillness is not just an indulgence for those with enough resources Ė itís a necessity for anyone who wishes to gather less visible resources.--Pico Iyer (The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere)
- On the internet, inside information is currency, and there will always be counterfeiters among us.--J. Michael Straczynski (on the 'Net 11/20/99)
- The pith of conversation does not consist in exhibiting your own superior knowledge on matters of small consequence, but in enlarging, improving and correcting the information you possess by the authority of others.--Sir Walter Scott
- The printed page conveys information and commitment, and requires active involvement. Television conveys emotion and experience, and it's very limited in what it can do logically. It's an existential experience there and then gone.--Bill Moyers (In The New York Times,, January 3, 1982)
- The strongest human instinct is to impart information, the second strongest is to resist it.--Kenneth Graham
- The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea.--Mortimer J. Adler
- That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding.--Edward Abbey ("Down the River with Henry Thoreau" Words from the Land)
- There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance--that principle is contempt prior to investigation.--Herbert Spencer
- There is a profound difference between information and meaning.--Warren Bennis
- There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.--Maya Angelou (I Dream a World by Lanker)
- To live effectively is to live with adequate information.--Norbert Wiener (The Human Use of Human Beings)
- Too much information may be harmful to your health. --Jeff Davidson (Breathing Space: Living & Working at a Comfortable Pace in a Sped-Up Society)
- We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.--John Naisbitt (Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives)
- We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.--Edward O. Wilson
- We're drowning in information and starving for knowledge.--Rutherford D. Rogers
- When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.--Ursula K. Le Guin
- Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?--T.S. Eliot ("The Rock")
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