Statistics

  • “I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.”
    ― George Canning
  • “If your experiment needs a statistician, you need a better experiment.”
    ― Ernest Rutherford
  • “There are three types of lies — lies, damn lies, and statistics.”
    ― Benjamin Disraeli
  • “A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.”
    ― Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin
  • “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.”
    ― Mark Twain
  • “You can drown in water that averages 1 inch deep if the next step puts you in over your head.”
    ― ?
  • “I guess I think of lotteries as a tax on the mathematically challenged.”
    ― Roger Jones
  • “To not look at the data is foolish, but to look at the data as having all the answers is even more foolish. It is a collision of new-school statistics and statisticians against old-school managers, coaches, and instructors. Neither side is right, neither is wrong; there is so much to be gained from listening to both sides.”
    ― Tim Kurkjian, I’m Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies: Inside the Game We All Love
  • “Statistics are no substitute for judgment.”
    ― Henry Clay
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