Here are some of the quotes that have helped and inspired us, we hope they are of value to you also. If you have a favourite knowledge quote please get in touch – we would love to hear from you.


The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organisation will blow the competition away.
Walter Wriston, former CEO Citibank

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.

97% of what matters can’t be counted.
W. Edwards Deming

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
Martin Fischer

Information is not knowledge.
Albert Einstein

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
Leonardo da Vinci

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

When you know better you do better.
Maya Angelou

The only source of knowledge is experience.
Albert Einstein

Knowledge is power.
Francis Bacon

There are no facts, only interpretations.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Facts are not truths; they are not conclusions; they are not even premisses, but in the nature and parts of premisses.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
George Bernard Shaw

Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know.
T. S. Eliot

When a man’s knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion.
Herbert Spencer

If I had one hour to save the world, I would spend 55 minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution.
Albert Einstein

There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men.
Lee Iacocca

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.
John Naisbitt

Knowledge is a collective enterprise. Without it understanding is impossible.
Jane Rule

Data is not information, Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not understanding, Understanding is not wisdom.
Clifford Stoll

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
Anton Chekhov

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
Brian Tracy

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Immanuel Kant

We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.
Michel de Montaigne

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Francis Bacon

Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.
Karl Popper

Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.
African Proverb

Seek knowledge from the purest source.
Edward Counsel

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
Frank Herbert

To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it.
Olin Miller

You must know all there is to know in your particular field and keep on the alert for new knowledge. The least difference in knowledge between you and another man may spell his success and your failure.
Henry Ford

Few can tell what they know without also showing what they do not know.
Ivan Panin

You have to live to really know things.
Dan Simmons

What a man does not understand, he does not possess.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Stephen Hawking

Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment the treasurer of a wise man. He that has more knowledge than judgment, is made for another man’s use more than his own.
William Penn

Knowledge is a tool, and like all tools, its impact is in the hands of the user.
Dan Brown

One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.

As with all knowledge, once you knew it, you couldn’t imagine how it was that you hadn’t known it before.
Margaret Atwood

Everybody knows something, and nobody knows everything.
Dusty Baker

Learned men fall into error oftenest by mistaking knowledge for wisdom.
Austin O’Malley

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
Charles F. Kettering

Where there is the tree of knowledge, there is always Paradise: so say the most ancient and most modern serpents.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

I not only use all the brains I have but all that I can borrow.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Aldous Huxley

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
Albert Einstein

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Gertrude Stein

New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.
Kurt Vonnegut

Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.
Arthur C Clarke

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
Charles Spurgeon

As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.
Samuel Johnson

None of us is as smart as all of us.
Eric Schmidt

Too much knowledge never makes for simple decisions.
Frank Herbert

In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information.
Anthony J. D’Angelo

You generally hear that what a man doesn’t know doesn’t hurt him, but in business what a man doesn’t know does hurt.
Elias St Elmo Lewis