Knowledge Management Quotes
Top 25 Knowledge Management Quotes
No 1 (Best quote!)
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin
(1706-90), American politician and businessman, pictured right.
Dare to know.
(motto of the Enlightenment).
- Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
,German philosopher, pictured right.
Knowledge is power.
- Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English
philosopher, pictured right.
We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge,
- John Naisbitt, pictured right, Megatrends (1984)
Heraclitus (c540-c480BC), pictured right,
the Greek philosopher, also comments that wisdom depends on not only knowledge but also its application and
Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.
Every knowledge eventually becomes the wrong knowledge.
- Peter Drucker, pictured right, Managing for Results
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
- Samuel Johnson (1709–84), English writer, pictured right.
So Jane Austen
(1775-1817), pictured right, writes in Mansfield Park:
The most valuable knowledge we could any of us acquire - the knowledge of ourselves and of our
It isn’t just brains. It’s how you use them,
- Edie (Eva Marie Saint) to Terry in the film On the Waterfront (1954), pictured right.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, confess your ignorance.
- Confucius (551-479 BC) Chinese philosopher,
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
- John Locke (1632–1704), pictured
right, English philosopher.
It is the most blameworthy ignorance to believe that one knows what one does not know.
- Socrates (470-399 BC), pictured right,
Knowledge has become the resource.
Ikujiro Nonaka, pictured right above,
and Hirotaka Takeuchi, pictured right, in
The Knowledge Creating Company (1995)
We have to turn the workplace into a gas station for our brains.
Kjell Nordstrom, pictured right
above, and Jonas Ridderstrale,
pictured right, Funky Business (2000).
Intellectual capital is the sum of everything everybody in a company knows that gives it a competitive edge.
- Thomas Stewart, pictured right, in Intellectual Capital
The control of knowledge is the crux of tomorrow’s worldwide struggle for power in every human institution.
- Alvin Toffler, pictured right, in Powershift (1991)
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates (470-399 BC), Greek philosopher,
The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy (1917-63), American president,
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
German-born American scientist, pictured right.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
- Charles Darwin (1809-1882) English
naturalist, pictured right
You always admire what you really don’t understand.
- Blaise Pascal (1623–62),
French scientist and philosopher, pictured right.
What men really want is not knowledge but certainty.
- Bertrand Russell
(1872-1970) English philosopher, pictured right.
Knowledge is the business fully as much as is the business.
- Peter Drucker (1909-2005), pictured right, in Managing for
Information is the oxygen of the modern age.
- Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), pictured right,
There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(1844-1900), German philosopher, pictured right.
True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it.
- Karl Popper (1902-94), Austrian-born
British philosopher, pictured right
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Stephen Hawking (1942- ) English
scientist, pictured right.