Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.

Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.

All models are wrong, but some are useful.

Do not trust any statistics you did not fake yourself.

There are lies, damned lies and statistics.

Statistics in the hands of activists have power.

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

In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies.

Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.

Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write!

Statistics may be defined as "a body of methods for making wise decisions in the face of uncertainty.

Statistics is the grammar of science.

I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.

Medical statistics are a little bit like a bikini: what they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.

The essential feature of statistics is a prudent and systematic ignoring of details.

It is easy to lie with statistics; it is easier to lie without them.

If you want to inspire confidence, give plenty of statistics. It does not matter that they should be accurate, or even intelligible, as long as there is enough of them.

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

...while the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty.

Statistics: the mathematical theory of ignorance.

Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death.

Statistics and numbers are no good unless you have good people to analyse and then interpret their meaning and importance.

In listening to stories we tend to suspend disbelief in order to be entertained, whereas in evaluating statistics we generally have an opposite inclination to suspend belief in order not to be beguiled.

Statistics always remind me of fellow who drowned in a river where the average depth was only three feet.

The manipulation of statistical formulas is no substitute for knowing what one is doing.

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