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Quotes for September 2023

Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom. – Clifford Stoll

One good test is worth a thousand expert opinions. – Wernher Von Braun

You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data. – Daniel Keys Moran

Passion provides purpose, but data drives decisions. – Andy Dunn

Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves. – Tim Berners-Lee

If you can't measure it, you can't manage it. – Peter Drucker

Science cannot progress without reliable and accurate measurement of what it is you are trying to study. The key is measurement, simple as that. – Robert D. Hare

I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition. – Bill Gates

In many spheres of human endeavor, from science to business to education to economic policy, good decisions depend on good measurement. – Ben Bernanke

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. – Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlett (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

In God we trust. All others must bring data. – W. Edwards Deming

Theories come and go, but fundamental data always remain the same. – Mary Leakey

Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all. – Charles Babbage

If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine. – Jim Barksdale, former Netscape CEO

The heart of science is measurement. – Erik Brynjolfsson

There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery. – Enrico Fermi