Quotation Explorer - 'Statistics'

[I]t would be a niceness that was enforced leniently, patiently and gracefully, with the sort of unflappable self-certainty [they] couldn't help displaying when all its statistics proved that it really was doing the right thing. - Iain M. Banks
There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics. - Benjamin Disraeli
Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics. - Fletcher Knebel
It is clear looking at statistics of inventions, discoveries and fortune 500 companies, that it is not the believers that are managing the affairs of the earth. What a tragedy!!! - Sunday Adelaja
Statistics are like a drunk with a lampost: used more for support than illumination. - Sir Winston Churchill
According to the latest official figures, 43% of all statistics are totally worthless. - Ashleigh Brilliant
When it is a law abiding common person versus the police internal affairs regarding a corrupt or incompetent police officer, the statistics show that it is the common person that most frequently loses. - Steven Magee
Police not enforcing laws results in a high crime rate that is formally reported as a low crime rate in police statistics. - Steven Magee
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you. - Rita Mae Brown
There is no point of relaying statistics on rape because for every figure given there are thousands missing, unreported. It is a shameful state we have created where a victim chooses to endure the pain and suffering, silenced by fear that judgment will come before justice. - Aysha Taryam
We could talk about the retraction of re-productive rights in North Carolina and Texas and Ohio, or we could conjure up a lot of statistics about domestic and sexual violence or women living in poverty. If the patriarchy is dead, the numbers have not gotten the memo. - Roxanne Gay
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. - Benjamin Disraeli
Statistics are like lampposts: they are good to lean on, but they don't shed much light.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. (Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.) - Mark Twain
Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable. - Mark Twain
What patients seek is not scientific knowledge that doctors hide but existential authenticity each person must find on her own. Getting too deeply into statistics is like trying to quench a thirst with salty water. The angst of facing mortality has no remedy in probability. - Paul Kalanithi
He who says that someone isn’t himself is a victim of statistics. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they're ok, then it's you. - Rita Mae Brown
And if California slides into the ocean, as the mystics and statistics say it will, I predict this hotel will be standing until I've paid my bill.
Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day than on all other days of the year put together. This proves, by the numbers left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so. - Mark Twain
We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in 'reality.' And reality has a well known liberal bias. - Stephen Colbert
All the statistics in the world can't measure the warmth of a smile. - Chris Hart
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