Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.

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

Do not trust any statistics you did not fake yourself.

There are lies, damned lies and statistics.

All models are wrong, but some are useful.

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

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

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

Statistics is the grammar of science.

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

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

To understand God's thoughts, one must study statistics, for these are the measure of His purpose.

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

There is a certain embarrassment about being a storyteller in these times when stories are considered not quite as satisfying as statements and statements not quite as satisfying as statistics; but in the long run, a people is known, not by its statements or its statistics, but by the stories it tells.

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.

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

The secret language of statistics, so appealing in a fact-minded culture, is employed to sensationalize, inflate, confuse, and oversimplify. Statistical terms and statistical methods are necessary in reporting the mass data of social and economic trends, business conditions, 'opinion' polls, the census. But without writers who use the words with honesty and understanding and readers who know what they mean, the result can only be semantic nonsense.

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

Statistics are like women; mirrors of purest virtue and truth, or like whores to use as one pleases.

[Statistics are] the only tools by which an opening can be cut through the formidable thicket of difficulties that bars the path of those who pursue the Science of Man.

One survey found that ten percent of Americans thought Joan of Arc was Noah's wife.

People, alas, are more impressed by statistics than they are by ideas.

If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of ten it will.

I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.

There are some women out there who are just going to look better with a mustache: that's statistics.

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