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Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.
Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.
There are two ways of lying. One, not telling the truth and the other, making up statistics.
Josefina Vazquez Mota
There are lies, damned lies and statistics.
If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.
Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?
In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies.
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.
Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.
In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end.
Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind is vulnerable to many fallacies and illusions because of its reliance on its memory for vivid anecdotes rather than systematic statistics.
It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
George Bernard Shaw
Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.
How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you're a dead man? You go to work.
Extreme heroism springs from something that no scientific theory can fully explain; it's an illogical impulse that flies in the face of biology, psychology, actuarial statistics, and basic common sense.
Statistics say that I'm supposed to be in jail. And I'm not supposed to be alive.
Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
The greatest moments are those when you see the result pop up in a graph or in your statistics analysis - that moment you realise you know something no one else does and you get the pleasure of thinking about how to tell them.
I thought the divorce statistics would never apply to me. I was beyond heartbroken when they did. But I got up and got on with it. I also kept my belief in marriage.
We all know that Americans love their statistics - in sport, obviously. And in finance too.
Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.
The buffalo isn't as dangerous as everyone makes him out to be. Statistics prove that in the United States more Americans are killed in automobile accidents than are killed by buffalo.
I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.
I'm doing everything that I can, working with experts, really studying the statistics to figure out a way we can make it cool or normal to be kind and loving.
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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