Statistics Quotes SMS Collection

Do not put your faith in what

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

There are two kinds of statistics the

There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.  ~Rex Stout, Death of a DoxyDCMOO

Statistics may be defined as 34a body

Statistics may be defined as "a body of methods for making wise decisions in the face of uncertainty."  ~W.A. WallisDCMOO

Satan delights equally in statistics and quoting

Satan delights equally in statistics and in quoting scripture….  ~H.G. Wells, The Undying Fire, ch.i, sect.3; NA

The theory of probabilities is at bottom

The theory of probabilities is at bottom nothing but common sense reduced to calculus.  ~Laplace, Théorie analytique des probabilités, 1820LCD

Statistics are just a way for the

Statistics are just a way for the mathematician to evangelize his faith.  ~Hunter Brinkmeierfeb12mail

While the individual man is an insoluble

While the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty.  You can, for example, never foretell what any

Lottery a tax on people who are

Lottery:  A tax on people who are bad at math.  ~Author Unknown

One more fagot of these adamantine bandages

One more fagot of these adamantine bandages is the new science of Statistics.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Conduct of Life, Fate, p.17; NA

98 of all statistics are made up

98% of all statistics are made up.  ~Author Unknown

Say you were standing with one foot

Say you were standing with one foot in the oven and one foot in an ice bucket.  According to the percentage people, you should

Statistics are human beings with the tears

Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off.  ~Paul Brodeur, Outrageous Misconduct