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.

All models are wrong, but some are useful.

There are lies, damned lies and statistics.

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

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

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.

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

The investigation of causal relations between economic phenomena presents many problems of peculiar difficulty, and offers many opportunities for fallacious conclusions. Since the statistician can seldom or never make experiments for himself, he has to accept the data of daily experience, and discuss as best he can the relations of a whole group of changes; he cannot, like the physicist, narrow down the issue to the effect of one variation at a time. The problems of statistics are in this sense far more complex than the problems of physics.

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

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.

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

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

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

Man must learn to simplify, but not to the point of falsification.

While the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty. You can, for example, never foretell what any one man will be up to, but you can say with precision what an average number will be up to. Individuals vary, but percentages remain constant. So says the statistician.

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.

Statistics do not speak for themselves.

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

Prolonged statistics are a lethal dose, which if it does not kill will certainly dispel your audience.

Self-respect to be nourished in the mind of the pupil, is one of the most valuable results of a well conducted education.

Every opinion reacts on him who utters it.

The bearings of this observation lays in the application of it.

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