Statistics Quotes - Page 4

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

To understand God’s thoughts we must study statistics, for these are the measure of his purpose.
– Florence Nightingale

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses ampposts for support rather than for illumination.
– Andrew Lang

Not everything that can be counted counts; and not everything that counts can be counted.
– George Gallup

Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.
– Aaron Levenstein

The theory of probabilities is at bottom nothing but common sense reduced to calculus.
– Proverb

Then there is the man who drowned crossing a stream with an average depth of six inches.
– W.I.E. Gates

Numerical quantities focus on expected values, graphical summaries on unexpected values.
– John Tukey

Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
– Evan Esar

A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
– Joseph Stalin

Individuals vary, but percentages remain constant. So says the statistician.
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle-The Sign of Four

An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts – for support rather than for illumination.
– Andrew Lang

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

If your experiment needs a statistician, you need a better experiment.
– Ernest Rutherford

Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to support or undercut almost any argument.
– Marilyn vos Savant

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts – for support rather than for illumination.
– Andrew Lang

Above all else show the data.
– Edward R. Tufte

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
– Heinrich Heine

Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.
– Anonymous

Statistics, likelihoods, and probabilities mean everything to men, nothing to God.
– Richelle E