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Jerry SeinfeldIt s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.

—  Jerry Seinfeld, 1954-, American comedian

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Bill GatesHow you gather, manage and use information will determine whether you win or lose.

—  Bill Gates, 1955-, American businessman

Albert EinsteinInformation is not knowledge.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

Benjamin DisraeliAs a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

Arthur ClarkeGetting information from the Internet is like getting a glass of water from the Niagara Falls.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Mark TwainThe most interesting information come from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

Aristotle OnassisThe secret in business is knowing something nobody else knows.

—  Aristotle Onassis, 1900-1975, Greek tycoon

Jean CocteauI have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.

—  Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963, French artist

Sacha GuitryA man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.

—  Sacha Guitry, 1885-1957, French writer

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

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Thomas JeffersonThe man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.

—  Thomas Jefferson, 1749-1826, American President [1801-1809]

Arthur ClarkeBefore 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.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer


Personal Stories

Christopher HitchensI became a journalist partly so that I wouldn't ever have to rely on the press for my information.

—  Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011, British-American journalist & writer


Quotes in Verse

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

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948


Funny Quotes

George CarlinThe main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

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Proverbs

English proverbNo news is good news.

—  English proverb

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