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

 

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

 

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I could prove God statistically.
~ George Gallup

 

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I will stand on, and continue to use, the figures I have used, because I believe they are correct. Now, I'm not going to deny that you don't now and then slip up on something; no one bats a thousand.
~ Ronald Reagan

 

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Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.
~ Jean Baudrillard

 

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Like other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from non-practitioners.
~ G. O. Ashley

 

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Often statistics are used as a drunken man uses lamp posts... for support rather than illumination.
~ Anonymous

 

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Round numbers are always false.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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

 

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Statistically, the probability of any of us being here is so small that you'd think the mere fact of existing would keep us all in contented dazzlement of surprise.
~ Lewis Thomas

 

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Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
~ Henry Clay

 

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There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.
~ Mark Twain

 

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

 

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

 

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