Statistics Quotes

A witty statesman said, you might prove anything by figures.
– Carlyle

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.
– Liza Minnelli

Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.
– J. Baudrillard

Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off.
– Paul Brodeur

I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.
– George Canning

By a small sample, we may judge of the whole piece.
– Miguel Cervantes

Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.
– Fletcher Knebel

Torture numbers, and they’ll confess to anything.
– Gregg Easterbrook

Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.
– John Finley

If two wrongs don’t make a right, try three.
– Laurence Peter

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics!
– B. Disraeli

Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
– Henry Clay

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
– George Lloyd

Statistics are designed to keep you safe.
– Jenny Diski

Statistics are the heart of democracy.
– Simeon Strunsky

Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.
– Samuel Clemens

Figures don’t lie, liars figure.
– Mark Twain

I could prove God statistically.
– Aaron Levenstein

Round numbers are always false.
– Samuel Johnson