Statistics Quotes - Page 3

Statistics is the art of never having to say you’re wrong. Variance is what any two statisticians are at.
– C.J. Bradfield

The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of its predictions with experience.
– Milton Friedman

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

Statistics are like women; mirrors of purest virtue and truth, or like whores to use as one pleases.
– Theodor Billroth

Where is the knowledge that is lost in information? Where is the wisdom that is lost in knowledge?
– T.S. Eliot

Statistics are like lampposts: they are good to lean on, but they don’t shed much light.
– Storm P

We must be careful not to confuse data with the abstractions we use to analyze them.
– William James

A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that’s subtraction.
– Mae West

One survey found that ten percent of Americans thought Joan of Arc was Noah’s wife.
– Rita Mae Brown

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

One more fagot of these adamantine bandages is the new science of Statistics.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The death of one man is a tragedy.The death of millions is a statistic.
– Joe Stalin

unless statistics lie he was more brave than me: more blond than you.
– E. E. Cummings

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Statistics are to baseball what a flaky crust is to Mom’s apple pie.
– Harry Reasoner

If one takes care of the means, the end will take care of itself.
– Ghandi

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

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into thereoms.
– Paul Erdos

Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an exceedingly high degree of improbability.
– R. A. Fisher