Statistics Quotes

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I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.
George Canning

God not only plays dice. He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen.
Stephen William Hawking

There are lies, damned lies and statistics.
Mark Twain

A judicious man looks on statistics not to get knowledge, but to save himself from having ignorance foisted on him.
Thomas Carlyle

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
Heinrich Heine

We must be careful not to confuse data with the abstractions we use to analyze them.
William James

All models are wrong. Some models are useful.
Chip Frank

Life it is not just a series of calculations and a sum total of statistics, it's about experience, it's about participation, it is something more complex and more interesting than what is obvious.
Daniel Libeskind

Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.
John Finley

We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet.
E.M. Forster

Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.
George Bernard Shaw

Consumers are statistics. Customers are people.
Stanley Marcus

Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an exceedingly high degree of improbability.
R. A. Fisher

99 percent of all statistics only tell 49 percent of the story.
Ron DeLegge II

Statistics: the mathematical theory of ignorance.
Morris Kline

Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.
Vin Scully

Numerical quantities focus on expected values, graphical summaries on unexpected values.
John Tukey

Statistics, likelihoods, and probabilities mean everything to men, nothing to God.
Richelle E. Goodrich

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.
Mark Twain

Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.
Jean Baudrillard

A recent survey or North American males found 42% were overweight, 34% were critically obese and 8% ate the survey.

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
Jorge Luis Borges

Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
Evan Esar

Statistics is the grammar of science.
Karl Pearson

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
Iósif Stalin

Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.
Liza Minnelli

It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
George Bernard Shaw

Individuals vary, but percentages remain constant. So says the statistician.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts - for support rather than for illumination.
Andrew Lang

If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.
Ernest Rutherford

There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.
Benjamin Disraeli

The type of measure used placed constraints on which statistics can be used.
Stanley Smith Stevens

I couldn't claim that I was smarter than sixty-five other guys--but the average of sixty-five other guys, certainly!
Richard P. Feynman

Nature has established patterns originating in the return of events, but only for the most part. New illnesses flood the human race, so that no matter how many experiments you have done on corpses, you have not thereby immposd a limit on the nature of events so that in the future they could not vary.
Gottfried Leibniz

Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
Henry Clay