Keyword: Statistics

Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts… for support rather than illumination.

(1844 – 1912) Scottish poet, novelist & literary critic

 Statistics always remind me of the fellow who drowned in a river where the average depth was only three feet.

college football coach

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

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

Statistics and records are baseball talk; they keep records like most times sliding into second base on a Tuesday.

(1923 – 2001) American football coach

Statistics are to baseball what a flaky crust is to Mom’s apple pie.

(1926 – 1991) American television journalist

Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

Smoking is one of leading causes of statistics.

(1911 – 1993) columnist & novelist

Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.

(1899 – 1995) humorist

Statistics are there to be broken.

English football player & commentator

Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.

(1899 – 1995) humorist

The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself.

(1874 – 1965) British prime minister, politician, statesman & orator

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

Statistics are damn lies.

English football player, manager & sports commentator

They both (statistics & bikinis) show a lot, but not everything.

American baseball player

Fifty percent of people have a below-average understanding of statistics.

Statistics are about as interesting as first base coaches.

American baseball pitcher













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