Quotes in statistics

The most important figures that one needs for management are unknown or unknowable.

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


USA Today has come out with a new survey - apparently, three out of every four people make up 75% of the population.


Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.

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Most people use statistics the way a drunkard uses a lamp post, more for support than illumination.

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Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read or write.

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Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.

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Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.


Managers who don't know how to measure what they want settle for wanting what they can measure.


Statistics is the grammar of science.

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