Statistics Quotes

Statistics are no substitute for judgment.

Henry Clay

If you want to inspire confidence, give plenty of statistics it does not matter that they should be accurate, or even intelligible, so long as there is enough of them.

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.

George Canning

Statistics is the grammar of science.

Karl Pearson

Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly in the military during wartime.

Alphonse Allais

They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there.

Mike Schmidt

If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.

Ernest Rutherford

Things are always best seen when they are a trifle mixed-up, a trifle disordered; the chilly administrative neatness of museums and filing cases, of statistics and cemeteries, is an inhuman and antinatural kind of order; it is, in a word, disorder.

Camilo Jose Cela

Living in cities is an art, and we need the vocabulary of art, of style, to describe the peculiar relationship between man and material that exists in the continual creative play of urban living. The city as we imagine it, then, soft city of illusion, myth, aspiration, and nightmare, is as real, maybe more real, than the hard city one can locate on maps in statistics, in monographs on urban sociology and demography and architecture.

Jonathan Raban

Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.

Jean Baudrillard

In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies

Stephen Leacock

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.

Jorge Luis Borges

Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.

Wallace Irwin

We have a large reservoir of engineers (and scientists) with a vast background of engineering know how. They need to learn statistical methods that can tap into the knowledge. Statistics used as a catalyst to engineering creation will, I believe, always result in the fastest and most economical progress

George Edward Pelham Box

A baseball fan has the digestive apparatus of a billy goat. He can, and does, devour any set of diamond statistics with insatiable appetite and then nuzzles hungrily for more.

Daley

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

Tom Seaver

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.

Larry Lorenzoni

A baseball fan has the digestive apparatus of a billy goat. He can, and does, devour any set of diamond statistics with insatiable appetite and then nuzzles hungrily for more

Daley

Loyalty is dead, the experts proclaim, and the statistics seem to bear them out. On average, U.S. corporations now lose half their customers in five years, half their employees in four, and half their investors in less than one. We seem to face a future in which the only business relationships will be opportunistic transactions between virtual strangers.

Frederick F. Reichheld

All the statistics in the world can't measure the warmth of a smile.

Chris Hart

Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything

Toby Harrah

Baseball is an island of activity amidst a sea of statistics

Unknown

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.

Reverend Larry Lorenzoni

Do not put your faith in what statistics say until you have carefully considered what they do not say.

William W. Watt

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