Eight Quotes by Arthur C. Clarke on Knowledge and Wisdom

Arthur C Clarke 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.

  • “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.”
  • ”All human plans [are] subject to ruthless revision by Nature, or Fate, or whatever one preferred to call the powers behind the Universe.”
  • “Don’t forget, as you enjoy your mild spring days and peaceful summer evenings, how lucky you are to live in the temperate region of the Solar System, where the air never freezes and the rocks never melt…”
  • “…What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.”
  • ”Isn’t killing people in the name of God a pretty good definition of insanity?”
  • “It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.”
  • “Death focuses the mind on the things that really matter: why are we here, and what should we do?”
  • “In my life I have found two things of priceless worth – learning and loving. Nothing else – not fame, not power, not achievement for its own sake – can possible have the same lasting value. For when your life is over, if you can say ‘I have learned’ and ‘I have loved,’ you will also be able to say ‘I have been happy.”

― Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)

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5 thoughts on “Eight Quotes by Arthur C. Clarke on Knowledge and Wisdom

  1. •“Don’t forget, as you enjoy your mild spring days and peaceful summer evenings, how lucky you are to live in the temperate region of the Solar System, where the air never freezes and the rocks never melt…”

    Ha! That’s a good one, too.

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