Famous Statistics Quotes  Famous Quotes about Statistics
1) Numbers are tools, not rules.
2) Numbers are symbols for things; the number and the thing are not the same.
3) Skill in manipulating numbers is a talent, not evidence of divine guidance.
4) Like other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from nonpractitioners.
5) The product of an arithmetical computation is the answer to an equation; it is not the solution to a problem.
6) Arithmetical proofs of theorems that do not have arithmetical bases prove nothing.  AshleyPerry Statistical Axioms ***
Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.  Evan Esar ***
Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.  Evan Esar ***
He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts—for support rather than for illumination.  Andrew Lang ***
I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.  George Canning ***
If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.  Ernest Rutherford ***
Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.  Liza Minnelli ***
Statistics are no substitute for judgment.  Henry Clay ***
Statistics are to baseball what a flaky crust is to Mom's apple pie.  Harry Reasoner ***
You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.  David Lloyd George ***

