Quotes in uncertainty

Since all models are wrong the scientist must be alert to what is importantly wrong. It is inappropriate to be concerned about mice when there are tigers abroad.

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In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.


Remember that all models are wrong; the practical question is how wrong do they have to be to not be useful.

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Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)

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The thing I have noticed is when the anecdotes and the data disagree, the anecdotes are usually right. There's something wrong with the way you are measuring it.

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I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.


No one can measure the loss of business that may arise from a defective item that goes out to a customer.


A common disease that afflicts management and government administration the world over is the impression that “Our problems are different.” They are different, to be sure, but the principles that will help to improve quality of product and of service are universal in nature.


To truth only a brief celebration of victory is allowed between the two long periods during which it is condemned as paradoxical, or disparaged as trivial.


Dividing one number by another is mere computation; figuring out what you should divide by what is mathematics.