quote by T. S. Eliot

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

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The purpose of information is not knowledge. It is being able to take the right action.


Information knowledge quote Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.
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Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST.

Information knowledge quote Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
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I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge - even wisdom. Like art.

Data isn't information; information isn't knowledge; knowledge isn't wisdom.

Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.


Information knowledge quote Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions
Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions.

With enough of us, around the world, we'll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge - we'll make it a thing of the past.

A democratic education means that we educate people in a way that ensures they can think independently, that they can use information, knowledge, and technology, among other things, to draw their own conclusions.

Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something, or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes.

Information knowledge quote All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.
All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.

It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure.

Think of what's stored in an 80- or a 90-year-old mind.

Just marvel at it. You've got to get out this information, this knowledge, because you've got something to pass on. There'll be nobody like you ever again. Make the most of every molecule you've got as long as you've got a second to go.


We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.

Information knowledge quote I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

The great moral question of the twenty-first century is this: if all knowledge, all culture, all art, all useful information can be costlessly given to everyone at the same price that it is given to anyone; if everyone can have everything, anywhere, all the time, why is it ever moral to exclude anyone?

Information is the mortar that both builds and destroys empires.

Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.

Information knowledge quote Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

A good book can teach you about the world and about yourself.

You learn more than how to read better; you also learn more about life. You become wiser.


The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.

Now that knowledge is taking the place of capital as the driving force in organizations worldwide, it is all too easy to confuse data with knowledge and information technology with information.

Information knowledge quote For beautiful eye look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only wo
For beautiful eye look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

Always revisit your decisions in the light of new knowledge and information.

Don't be afraid to change.

Hardware is easy to protect: lock it in a room, chain it to a desk, or buy a spare. Information poses more of a problem. It can exist in more than one place; be transported halfway across the planet in seconds; and be stolen without your knowledge.

Information anxiety is the black hole between data and knowledge, and it happens when information doesn't tell us what we want or need to know.


Information knowledge quote Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.
Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.

Knowledge is power, which is why people who had it in the past often tried to make a secret of it. In post-capitalism, power comes from transmitting information to make it productive, not from hiding it.

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology.

The fog of information can drive out knowledge.

Information knowledge quote If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

Calvin: The more you know, the harder it is to take decisive action.

Once you are informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of gray. You realize nothing is as clear as it first appears. Ultimately, knowledge is paralyzing. Being a man of action, I cannot afford to take that risk. Hobbes: You're ignorant, but at least you act on it.

But what parent can tell when some . . . fragmentary gift of knowledge or wisdom will enrich her children's lives? Or how a small seed of information passed from one generation to another may generate a new science, a new industry-a seed which neither the giver nor the receiver can truly evaluate at the time.


It is vital to remember that information - in the sense of raw data - is not knowledge, that knowledge is not wisdom, and that wisdom is not foresight. But information is the first essential step to all of these.

Information knowledge quote The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you
The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.

Information is not knowledge.

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.

It's hard for me to imagine that some people in the CIA who had firsthand knowledge would be unable to recognize that this would be helpful information for a soldier's death.

Information knowledge quote The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.
The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

It's hard for me to imagine that some people in the CIA who had firsthand knowledge would be unable to recognize that this would be helpful information for a soldier's death.


Knowledge is only one ingredient on arriving at a stock's proper price.

The other ingredient, fully as important as information, is sound judgment.

Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them.

Technology is a liberation. I think the information age probably is the best thing to happen to the human race in human evolution. Now you have the equal opportunity to equip yourself through information and knowledge and express yourself as an independent mind.

Once a person stops searching for information and self-knowledge, ignorance sets in.