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Like other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from non-practitioners.

Author: G. O. Ashley

Profession:

Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

Statistics are no substitute for judgment.

Author: Henry Clay (1777-1852)

Profession: American Statesman, Orator

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

I could prove God statistically.

Author: George Gallup (1901-1984)

Profession: American Public Opinion Expert

Round numbers are always false.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.

Author: Fletcher Knebel

Profession:

He used statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts; for support rather than illumination.

Author: Andrew Lang

Profession: American Folk Singer

I will stand on, and continue to use, the figures I have used, because I believe they are correct. Now, I'm not going to deny that you don't now and then slip up on something; no one bats a thousand.

Author: Ronald Reagan (1911)

Profession: Fortieth President of the USA, Actor

A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.

Author: Joseph Stalin (1879-1953)

Profession: Georgian-born Soviet Leader

There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up, and the kind you make up.

Author: Rex Stout

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Statistically, the probability of any of us being here is so small that you'd think the mere fact of existing would keep us all in contented dazzlement of surprise.

Author: Lewis Thomas (1913-)

Profession: American Physician, Educator

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

Often statistics are used as a drunken man uses lamp posts... for support rather than illumination.

Author: Source Unknown

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