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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 lies, damned lies and statistics.
Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
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.
It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
Rita Mae Brown
We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place.
I'm a visual thinker, really bad at algebra. There's others that are a pattern thinker. These are the music and math minds. They think in patterns instead of pictures. Then there's another type that's not a visual thinker at all, and they're the ones that memorize all of the sports statistics, all of the weather statistics.
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.
Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.
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.
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.
There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.
If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.
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.
There are two ways of lying. One, not telling the truth and the other, making up statistics.
Josefina Vazquez Mota
I'm not resigned, but I'm realistic too. The statistics in my case are very poor. Not many people come through esophageal cancer and live to talk about it, or not for long. And the other wager is, the part of the wager, it's a certainty you'll have a terrible time and you may wish you were dying because it's an awful process.
An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts - for support rather than for illumination.
Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to support or undercut almost any argument.
Marilyn vos Savant
All too often when liberals cite statistics, they forget the statisticians' warning that correlation is not causation.
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.
You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
David Lloyd George
With demands for special education or standardized test prep being shouted in their ears, public schools can't always hear a parent when he says: 'I want my child to be able to write contracts in Spanish,' or, 'I want my child to shake hands firmly,' or, 'I want my child to study statistics and accounting, not calculus.'
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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