Quote of the Day - Mak[ing] what we read ours - John Locke

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
— John Locke

The words we read are valuable precisely because they are invitations for us to think: evaluate, react, process, organize, reject, respond, synthesize.

What you get out of a text is what is yours.

Read like you mean it.

Where to Find It - Information, Knowing and Intelligence

Intelligence is not the ability to store information, but to know where to find it.
— Albert Einstein

Information is just one of the materials we use to create knowledge and ultimately to form our intelligence. 

The Real Value of Information & Access to Information

Information is the currency of democracy.
— Thomas Jefferson

Discussions around information, information technology, access to data and knowledge, sometimes seem to center around convenience or productivity. But ultimately, information and knowledge is a foundation of decision-making and personal freedom. 

Alter My Conclusions - Quote of the Day

When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?
— John Maynard Keynes
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John Maynard Keynes

Information can do lots of things: validate your position, quiet your critics, put your mind at ease. Ultimately though, information helps you make better decisions. What are you doing to keep your information flowing?

Know So Little - Quote of the Day

How it is we have so much information, but know so little?
— Noam Chomsky

Gathering information is so engrained in our minds as a first and key step in formulating an idea that it has in some instances overtaken the transformative power of thought.

Seeing patterns, creating or supporting a hypothesis, developing a mental model, connecting the dots: this is the work of knowing and knowledge.