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Statistics quotes by Winston S. Churchill
#1. I only believe in statistics that I doctored myself #Quote by Winston S. Churchill
Statistics quotes by Alan Dean Foster
#2. It is always hard when reality intrudes on belief. #Quote by Alan Dean Foster
Statistics quotes by Earl Nightingale
#3. How are you coming with your home library? Do you need some good ammunition on why it's so important to read? The last time I checked the statistics...I think they indicated that only four percent of the adults in this country have bought a book within the past year. That's dangerous. It's extremely important that we keep ourselves in the top five or six percent.
In one of the Monthly Letters from the Royal Bank of Canada it was pointed out that reading good books is not something to be indulged in as a luxury. It is a necessity for anyone who intends to give his life and work a touch of quality. The most real wealth is not what we put into our piggy banks but what we develop in our heads. Books instruct us without anger, threats and harsh discipline. They do not sneer at our ignorance or grumble at our mistakes. They ask only that we spend some time in the company of greatness so that we may absorb some of its attributes.

You do not read a book for the book's sake, but for your own.

You may read because in your high-pressure life, studded with problems and emergencies, you need periods of relief and yet recognize that peace of mind does not mean numbness of mind.

You may read because you never had an opportunity to go to college, and books give you a chance to get something you missed. You may read because your job is routine, and books give you a feeling of depth in life.

You may read because you did go to college.

#Quote by Earl Nightingale
Statistics quotes by R. Buckminster Fuller
#4. God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper. #Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller
Statistics quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#5. 'Genius' which means transcendent capacity of taking trouble, first of all. #Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Statistics quotes by Michael Faraday
#6. A centre of excellence is, by definition, a place where second class people may perform first class work. #Quote by Michael Faraday
Statistics quotes by Angela Featherstone
#7. I was 16 when I entered the foster system, and know firsthand the statistics for 'aging out.' #Quote by Angela Featherstone
Statistics quotes by John W. Campbell
#8. There's nothing quite so stultifying as having someone around who has all the answers-and gives them to you. #Quote by John W. Campbell
Statistics quotes by Dave Barry
#9. It may be meaningless, but at least it's a gesture. #Quote by Dave Barry
Statistics quotes by Mark Kennedy
#10. There are some scary statistics out there: one in five kids aged 10-17 have received a sexual solicitation or approach via the Internet. #Quote by Mark Kennedy
Statistics quotes by Chip Heath
#11. Use statistics as input not output. Use them to make up your mind on an issue.Don't make up your mind and then go looking for the number to support yourself. #Quote by Chip Heath
Statistics quotes by Ched Myers
#12. If we are going to talk about how undocumented immigrants impact our society, we ought to first address how our national policies have disrupted their lives. Above all, solidarity with the immigrant poor should seek to know them not as statistics, but as human beings who endure extraordinary hardship and trauma in their struggle just to survive - especially since the structural causes of their impoverishment lie on our side of the border. #Quote by Ched Myers
Statistics quotes by Arthur C. Clarke
#13. It was one thing to have guessed it, another to have had that guess confirmed beyond possibility of refutation. #Quote by Arthur C. Clarke
Statistics quotes by Dennis Prager
#14. Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example? #Quote by Dennis Prager
Statistics quotes by Rick Perlstein
#15. One of the ladies asked about that awful Bobby Kennedy, and Goldwater responded by speaking about the attorney general with touching affection. (Mary) McGrory recalled how Jack Kennedy behaved at a similar stage in his campaign: spouting statistics, attacking carefully chosen enemies and puffing all the right friends, quoting dead Greeks, never cracking a joke lest he remind the voters how young he was. #Quote by Rick Perlstein
Statistics quotes by Woody Hayes
#16. Statistics always remind me of fellow who drowned in a river where the average depth was only three feet. #Quote by Woody Hayes
Statistics quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#17. I'm not resigned, but I'm realistic too. The statistics in my case are very poor. Not many people come through esophageal cancer and live to talk about it, or not for long. And the other wager is, the part of the wager, it's a certainty you'll have a terrible time and you may wish you were dying because it's an awful process. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Statistics quotes by Fernando Torres
#18. I know my statistics have not been the same as in other years but I'm fighting to get back to those statistics, #Quote by Fernando Torres
Statistics quotes by Albert Einstein
#19. I learned many years ago never to waste time trying to convince my colleagues. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Statistics quotes by Leonard Mlodinow
#20. probability is the very guide of life #Quote by Leonard Mlodinow
Statistics quotes by Niels Bohr
#21. We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough. #Quote by Niels Bohr
Statistics quotes by Kristian Williams
#22. A total of 105 patrol officers died on the job in 2012. Less half of those (51) died as the result of violence, and another 48 died in traffic accidents. Between 1961 and 2012, 3,847 cops were murdered and 2,946 died in accidents - averaging about 75 murders and 58 fatal accidents in a typical year. Naturally it is not to be lost sight of that these numbers represent human lives, not widgets or sacks of potatoes. But let's also remember that there were 4,383 fatal work injuries in 2012. As dangerous professions go, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, policing is not even in the top ten. In terms of total fatalities, more truck drivers are killed than any other kind of worker (741 in 2012). A better measure of occupational risk, however, is the rate of work-related deaths per 100,000 workers. In 2012, for example, it was 17.4 for truck drivers. At 15.0 deaths per 100,000, policing is slightly less dangerous than being a maintenance worker (15.7) and slightly more dangerous than supervising the gardener (14.7). The highest rate of fatalities is among loggers at 127.8 per 100,000, just ahead of fishers at 117.0. The rate for all occupations, taken together, is 3.2 per 100,000 workers. Where are the headlines, the memorials, the honor guards, and the sorrowful renderings of Taps for these workers? Where are the mayoral speeches, the newspaper editorials, the sober reflections that these brave men and women died, and that others risk their lives daily, so that we might co #Quote by Kristian Williams
Statistics quotes by Nate Silver
#23. Who needs theory when you have so much information? But this is categorically the wrong attitude to take toward forecasting, especially in a field like economics where the data is so noisy. #Quote by Nate Silver
Statistics quotes by Anya Kamenetz
#24. There is certainly the intention of efforts like the Common Core to raise education standards and make sure that every student masters advanced math concepts - algebra, geometry, statistics and probability. #Quote by Anya Kamenetz
Statistics quotes by Jerome Groopman
#25. Understanding statistics about the risks and benefits of a treatment is called "health literacy." It #Quote by Jerome Groopman
Statistics quotes by Patrick Ferriday
#26. If proof were needed that statistics alone are not enough in establishing value, then VT Trumper is that proof. #Quote by Patrick Ferriday
Statistics quotes by Charles Wheelan
#27. Regression analysis is the hydrogen bomb of the statistics arsenal. #Quote by Charles Wheelan
Statistics quotes by Orhan Pamuk
#28. I read somewhere that luck is not blind, just illiterate. Luck, I mused, is a palliative for those who don't know probability and statistics. #Quote by Orhan Pamuk
Statistics quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#29. A life saved is a statistic; a person hurt is an anecdote. Statistics are invisible; anecdotes are salient. #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Statistics quotes by Udny Yule
#30. In our lust for measurement, we frequently measure that which we can rather than that which we wish to measure ... and forget that there is a difference. #Quote by Udny Yule
Statistics quotes by Chris Kamara
#31. Statistics are there to be broken. #Quote by Chris Kamara
Statistics quotes by Clive Thompson
#32. Railing at scientists for massaging tree-ring statistics won't stop the globe from warming if the globe is actually, you know, warming. #Quote by Clive Thompson
Statistics quotes by Peter Van Der Veer
#33. What economists and political scientists today call the "rational choice of individuals," but what Smith called "the individual pursuit of happiness," leads according to this view in a mechanical way to general welfare. As Alexander Pope in his Essay on Man put it: "true Self Love and Social are the same." While this is the foundation of liberal capitalism, Marx's dialectical materialism is not different in its selection of the economy as the prime mover. In this way the economy becomes the most important purpose of society. Fortunately, the economy has laws of causation, or, at least, that is what economists would like us to believe. Statistics are gathered to provide an objectified view of reality that enables social engineering. The individual and the collective are simultaneously put in an economic framework that is secular not in the sense that it is nonreligious, since individuals can rationally pursue religious ends, but in the sense that a God-given order of society has been replaced by an order that is constantly produced by homo economicus" (p. 41). #Quote by Peter Van Der Veer
Statistics quotes by Jennifer K. McArthur
#34. That so far the material has been dealt with in a rather subjective way provokes the question whether a means can be found of handling it objectively. [...] This chapter considers the applicability of the statistical tests employed by Wilson and the general problem whether the Linear B data are suited to statistical analysis. #Quote by Jennifer K. McArthur
Statistics quotes by Pierre Charles Alexandre Louis
#35. Without the aid of statistics nothing like real medicine is possible. #Quote by Pierre Charles Alexandre Louis
Statistics quotes by Max Brooks
#36. Happy but isn't the human factor what connexus a deeply to our past will future generations care as much for chronologies and casualty statistics as they would for the personal accounts of individuals not so different from themselves. #Quote by Max Brooks
Statistics quotes by John Allen Paulos
#37. In listening to stories we tend to suspend disbelief in order to be entertained, whereas in evaluating statistics we generally have an opposite inclination to suspend belief in order not to be beguiled. #Quote by John Allen Paulos
Statistics quotes by Gary Smith
#38. We encounter regression to the mean almost every day of our lives. We should try to anticipate it, recognize it, and not be fooled by it. #Quote by Gary Smith
Statistics quotes by Andrew Lang
#39. An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts - for support rather than for illumination. #Quote by Andrew Lang
Statistics quotes by Kevin Powers
#40. People are going to die," he said flatly. "It's statistics." Then he got up and left the room. #Quote by Kevin Powers
Statistics quotes by Francis Bacon
#41. We must see whether the same clock with weights will go faster at the top of a mountain or at the bottom of a mine; it is probable, if the pull of the weights decreases on the mountain and increases in the mine, that the earth has real attraction. #Quote by Francis Bacon
Statistics quotes by Anton Chekhov
#42. Look at life: the insolence and idleness of the strong, the ignorance and brutishness of the weak, horrible poverty everywhere, overcrowding, degeneration, drunkenness, hypocrisy, lying
yet in all the houses and on the streets there is peace and quiet; of the fifty thousand people who live in our town there is not one who would cry out, who would vent his indignation aloud. We see the people who go to market, eat by day, sleep by night, who babble nonsense, marry, grow old, good-naturedly drag their feet to the cemetery, but we do not see or hear those who suffer, and what is terrible in life goes on somewhere behind the scenes. Everything is peaceful and quiet and only mute statistics protest. #Quote by Anton Chekhov
Statistics quotes by Charles Wheelan
#43. The world is producing more and more data, ever faster and faster. Yet, as the New York Times has noted, "Data is merely the raw material of knowledge."3* Statistics is the most powerful tool we have for using information to some meaningful end, #Quote by Charles Wheelan
Statistics quotes by Mark Twain
#44. ...If statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of stardust lost in the blaze of the Milky way. properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the world's list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world, in all the ages; and had done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself, and be excused for it.

"The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed; and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished. The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality? #Quote by Mark Twain
Statistics quotes by Arthur C. Clarke
#45. Those meaningless and unanswerable questions the minds keep returning to, like a tongue exploring a broken tooth. #Quote by Arthur C. Clarke
Statistics quotes by Mark Twain
#46. If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of star dust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way. Properly the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the world's list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. #Quote by Mark Twain
Statistics quotes by Mike Brown
#47. Lilah did little more than sleep and eat and cry, which to me was the most fascinating thing in the entire universe. Why did she cry? When did she sleep? What made her eat a lot one day and little the next? Was she changing with time? I did what any obsessed person would do in such a case: I recorded data, plotted it, calculated statistical correlations. First I just wrote on scraps of paper and made charts on graph paper, but I very quickly became more sophisticated. I wrote computer software to make a beautifully colored plot showing times when Diane fed Lilah, in black; when I fed her, in blue (expressed mother's milk, if you must know); Lilah's fussy times, in angry red; her happy times, in green. I calculated patterns in sleeping times, eating times, length of sleep, amounts eaten.
Then, I did what any obsessed person would do these days; I put it all on the Web. #Quote by Mike Brown
Statistics quotes by C. G. Jung
#48. Attempt to influence public opinion by means of newspapers, radio, television, and advertising are based on two factors. On the one hand, they rely on sampling techniques that reveal the trend of "opinion" or "wants"-that is, of collective attitudes. On the other, they express the prejudices, projections, and unconscious complexes (mainly the power complex) of those who manipulate public opinion. But statistics do no justice to the individual. Although the average size of stones in a heap may be five centimeters, one will find very few stones of exactly this size in the heap. #Quote by C. G. Jung
Statistics quotes by Rafael   Garcia
#49. ..:The greatest treasures, are burried in the cemeteries. Untold stories. Undeveloped programs, quotes, notes, books, inventions, antidotes that could of saved so many lives and so for. Don't become one more of this statistics and share what you can to make this a better world to live in:.. #Quote by Rafael Garcia
Statistics quotes by Carrie Fisher
#50. Statistics say that a range of mental disorders affects more than one in four Americans in any given year. That means millions of Americans are totally batshit.
but having perused the various tests available that they use to determine whether you're manic depressive. OCD, schizo-affective, schizophrenic, or whatever, I'm surprised the number is that low. So I have gone through a bunch of the available tests, and I've taken questions from each of them, and assembled my own psychological evaluation screening which I thought I'd share with you.
So, here are some of the things that they ask to determine if you're mentally disordered
1. In the last week, have you been feeling irritable?
2. In the last week, have you gained a little weight?
3. In the last week, have you felt like not talking to people?
4. Do you no longer get as much pleasure doing certain things as you used to?
5. In the last week, have you felt fatigued?
6. Do you think about sex a lot?
If you don't say yes to any of these questions either you're lying, or you don't speak English, or you're illiterate, in which case, I have the distinct impression that I may have lost you a few chapters ago. #Quote by Carrie Fisher
Statistics quotes by Brendan Rodgers
#51. Statistics and numbers are no good unless you have good people to analyse and then interpret their meaning and importance. #Quote by Brendan Rodgers
Statistics quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#52. Under certain conditions, index numbers may do very useful service as an aid to investigation into the history and statistics of prices; for the extension of the theory of the nature and value of money they are unfortunately not very important. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Statistics quotes by Thomas Browne
#53. The religion of one seems madness unto another. #Quote by Thomas Browne
Statistics quotes by Dave Zirin
#54. It is worth looking closer and remembering something Marcos Alvito told me: Statistics are like a bikini. They show so much, but they hide the most important parts. #Quote by Dave Zirin
Statistics quotes by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
#55. My companions could make observations. Sloane could generate relevant statistics. If there'd been witness testimony, Michael could have told us who was exhibiting signs of guilt. But here, now, looking at the pictures, this was my domain. I would have to backtrack to explain how I knew, to figure out how I knew -- but I was certain. #Quote by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Statistics quotes by Dave Hickey
#56. My mother was an economics professor. I'm proficient in math, and statistics, game theory, symbolic logic and all of that. #Quote by Dave Hickey
Statistics quotes by Edward R. Tufte
#57. Above all else show the data. #Quote by Edward R. Tufte
Statistics quotes by John W. Campbell
#58. No literature is sound, no philosophy of action workable, if it doesn't take a hard look at itself. #Quote by John W. Campbell
Statistics quotes by John Dee
#59. A marveilous newtrality have these things mathematicall, and also a strange participation between things supernaturall and things naturall. #Quote by John Dee
Statistics quotes by Thomas A. Edison
#60. I believe that the motion picture is destined to revolutionize our educational system and that in a few years it will supplant largely, if not entirely, the use of textbooks. #Quote by Thomas A. Edison
Statistics quotes by Joao Biehl
#61. Global health players can become impervious to critique as they identify emergencies, cite dire statistics, and act on their essential duty of promoting health in the name of "humanitarian reason" or as an instrument of economic development, diplomacy, or national security. We are left, however, with an open-source anarchy around global health problems--a policy space in which new strategies, rules, distributive schemes, and the practical ethics of health care are being assembled, experimented with, and improvised by a wide array of deeply unequal stakeholders #Quote by Joao Biehl
Statistics quotes by Demetri Martin
#62. Statistics indicate that the average American is a guy named Brian who lives in Ohio. #Quote by Demetri Martin
Statistics quotes by Margaret J. Wheatley
#63. We've taken disturbances and fluctuations and averaged them together to give us comfortable statistics. Our training has been to look for big numbers, important trends, major variances. Yet it is the slight variations - soft-spoken, even whispered at first - that we need to encourage. #Quote by Margaret J. Wheatley
Statistics quotes by Tim A. Dearborn
#64. Lack of interest in mission is not fundamentally caused by an absence of compassion or commitment, nor by lack of information or exhortation. And lack of interest in mission is not remedied by more shocking statistics, more gruesome stories or more emotionally manipulative commands to obedience. It is best remedied by intensifying peoples' passion for Christ, so that the passions of his heart become the passions that propel our hearts. #Quote by Tim A. Dearborn
Statistics quotes by Neil Gaiman
#65. Without individuals we see only numbers: a thousand dead, a hundred thousand dead, "casualties may rise to a million." With individual stories, the statistics become people - but even that is a lie, for the people continue to suffer in numbers that themselves are numbing and meaningless. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Statistics quotes by Rex Stout
#66. There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up. #Quote by Rex Stout
Statistics quotes by Jenna Morasca
#67. Incredibly, nearly 70,000 Young Adults between 15-39 are diagnosed with cancer each year. 10,000 will not survive. This is a very important stat for me, because I fall in this category. I am one of these statistics. Unlike every other age group, there has been no improvement in the 5-year survival of young adults in 30 years. That means many young adults have the same chance of getting cancer and dying from it as they did in the 1970's. This is not OK. #Quote by Jenna Morasca
Statistics quotes by Wendy Plump
#68. Emotional trauma is something we should be forced to take a formal course in during high school, sandwiched between advanced statistics and AP English. #Quote by Wendy Plump
Statistics quotes by Greg Egan
#69. The campaign was also among the most heated in recent memory, or short -term anticipation. The soon-to-be Opposition Leader never tired of listing the promises the new Prime Minister would break; she in turn countered with statistics of the mess he'd create as Treasurer, in the mid-eighties. (The causes of that impending recession were still being debated by economists; most claimed it was an "essential precursor" of the prosperity of the nineties , and that The Market, in its infinite, time -spanning wisdom, would choose / had chosen the best of all possible futures. Personally, I suspect it simply proved that even foresight was no cure for incompetence. #Quote by Greg Egan
Statistics quotes by Ebbe Skovdahl
#70. Statistics are like miniskirts: They give you good ideas but hide the important things. #Quote by Ebbe Skovdahl
Statistics quotes by Alice Minium
#71. In addition, the distortion of actual crime statistics vs. media coverage, shows that news outlets portray black Americans being depicted as suspects or criminals at a rate that exceeds actual arrest statistics for those same crimes by a whopping 24 percentage points- a disparity which reveals a horrific implicit bias in reporting. #Quote by Alice Minium
Statistics quotes by Edmund Burke
#72. An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent. #Quote by Edmund Burke
Statistics quotes by David Platt
#73. David has scored 62 goals in 148 games for Ipswich and those statistics tell me that he plays games and scores goals.
(on David Johnson) #Quote by David Platt
Statistics quotes by Julia Boyd
#74. One odd thing Yencken noticed was how much blonder the nation had become since he was last there. According to official statistics over 10 million packets of hair dye were sold in 1934 #Quote by Julia Boyd
Statistics quotes by Laraine Day
#75. Baseball is not a lot of statistics to me. It's blood and tears. #Quote by Laraine Day
Statistics quotes by Shawn Achor
#76. One of the very first things students in intro psychology, statistics, or economics courses learn is how to "clean up the data. #Quote by Shawn Achor
Statistics quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#77. A judicious man uses statistics, not to get knowledge, but to save himself from having ignorance foisted upon him. #Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Statistics quotes by Michael Lewis
#78. There has been this - and it's reflected in the broadcasts - this moronic use of statistics. Which has suggested to everyone who is intelligent the use of statistics is moronic. #Quote by Michael Lewis
Statistics quotes by Jennifer Crusie
#79. Statistics show that men are interested in three things: careers, sports, and sex. That's why they love professional cheerleaders."
Cal put down his fork "Well, that's sexist."
"Yes i know," she said. "But it's true isn't it?"
"What?" Cal tried to find his place in the conversation. "Oh, the sports and sex thing? Not at all. This is the twenty-first century. We've learned how to be sensitive."
"You have?"
"Sure," Cal said. "Otherwise we wouldn't get laid. #Quote by Jennifer Crusie
Statistics quotes by Alan Bennett
#80. Have you ever thought, headmaster, that your standards might perhaps be a little out of date? Of course they're out of date. Standards are always out of date. That is what makes them standards. #Quote by Alan Bennett
Statistics quotes by Mark Twain
#81. There are lies, damned lies and statistics. #Quote by Mark Twain
Statistics quotes by Ben Bernanke
#82. Aggregate statistics can sometimes mask important information. #Quote by Ben Bernanke
Statistics quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge
#83. I have never forgotten these visitors, or ceased to marvel at them, at how they have gone on from strength to strength, continuing to lighten our darkness, and to guide, counsel and instruct us; on occasion, momentarily abashed, but always ready to pick themselves up, put on their cardboard helmets, mount Rosinante, and go galloping off on yet another foray on behalf of the down-trodden and oppressed. They are unquestionably one of the wonders of the age, and I shall treasure till I die as a blessed memory the spectacle of them travelling with radiant optimism through a famished countryside, wandering in happy bands about squalid, over-crowded towns, listening with unshakeable faith to the fatuous patter of carefully trained and indoctrinated guides, repeating like schoolchildren a multiplication table, the bogus statistics and mindless slogans endlessly intoned to them. There, I would think, an earnest office-holder in some local branch of the League of Nations Union, there a godly Quaker who once had tea with Gandhi, there an inveigher against the Means Test and the Blasphemy Laws, there a staunch upholder of free speech and human rights, there an indomitable preventer of cruelty to animals; there scarred and worthy veterans of a hundred battles for truth, freedom and justice--all, all chanting the praises of Stalin and his Dictatorship of the Proletariat. It was as though a vegetarian society had come out with a passionate plea for cannibalism, or Hitler had been nominated #Quote by Malcolm Muggeridge
Statistics quotes by David Klinger
#84. ...when one considers that there are more than 750,000 police officers in the United States and that these officers have tens of millions of interactions with citizens each year, it is clear that police shootings are extremely rare events and that few officers--less than one-half of 1 percent each year--ever shoot anyone. #Quote by David Klinger
Statistics quotes by Charles Wheelan
#85. Fire, knives, automobiles, hair removal cream. Each of these things serves an important purpose. Each one makes our lives better. And each one can cause some serious problems when abused. Now you can add statistics to that list. #Quote by Charles Wheelan
Statistics quotes by Udny Yule
#86. The investigation of causal relations between economic phenomena presents many problems of peculiar difficulty, and offers many opportunities for fallacious conclusions. Since the statistician can seldom or never make experiments for himself, he has to accept the data of daily experience, and discuss as best he can the relations of a whole group of changes; he cannot, like the physicist, narrow down the issue to the effect of one variation at a time. The problems of statistics are in this sense far more complex than the problems of physics. #Quote by Udny Yule
Statistics quotes by Jess Walter
#87. Maybe it's ALWAYS the end of the world. Maybe you're alive for a while, and then you realize you're going to die, and that's such an insane thing to comprehend, you look around for answers and the only answer is that the world must die with you.

Sure, the world seems crazy now. But wouldn't it seem just as crazy if you were alive when they sacrificed peasants, when people were born into slavery, when they killed first-born sons, crucified priests, fed people to lions, burned them on stakes, when they intentionally gave people smallpox or syphilis, when they gassed them, burned them, dropped atomic bombs on them, when entire races tried to wipe other races off the planet?

Yes, we've ruined the planet and melted the ice caps and depleted the ozone, and we're always finding new ways to kill one another. Yeah, we're getting cancer at an alarming rate and suicides are at an all-time high, and, sure, we've got people so depressed they take a drug that could turn them into pasty-skinned animals who go around all night dancing and having sex and eating stray cats and small dogs and squirrels and mice and very, very rarely- the statistics say you're more likely to be killed by lightning- a person.

But this is the Apocalypse? Fuck you! It's always the Apocalypse. The world hasn't gone to shit. The world is shit.

All I'd asked was that it be better managed. #Quote by Jess Walter
Statistics quotes by Ron DeLegge II
#88. 99 percent of all statistics only tell 49 percent of the story. #Quote by Ron DeLegge II
Statistics quotes by Alafair Burke
#89. According to FBI statistics for 2008, only 22 percent of murder victims were killed by strangers. More than 30 percent were slain by family members, boyfriends, and girlfriends. Nearly half of all murders were committed by friends, neighbors, and casual acquaintances. #Quote by Alafair Burke
Statistics quotes by Erich Honecker
#90. The Wall will stand for a hundred years. #Quote by Erich Honecker
Statistics quotes by Deanna Roy
#91. Molar pregnancies like Janet's are indeed rare, but they do happen. Over the last decade, frustrated and worried women have emailed me, asking why their doctors won't pay attention to their symptoms, telling them to just "wait it out." I think this happens because obstetricians see so many situations, and most of the time, it works out the way they expect - the recovery may be short, medium, or long, but will not require intervention. But statistics like one in five hundred are meaningless if you are the one. I always tell women who can't get through to their doctors to start looking for one whose office responsiveness matches her needs. Not every doctor and every patient are going to be a good fit. #Quote by Deanna Roy
Statistics quotes by Bob Filner
#92. However, don't let these statistics mislead you, gang violence is not limited to California and or big urban areas - that might have been true a while ago but it is no longer the case today. #Quote by Bob Filner
Statistics quotes by Joel Greenblatt
#93. Somehow, when ownership interests are divided into shares that bounce around with Mr. Market's moods, individuals and professionals start to think about and measure risk in strange ways. When short-term thinking and overly complicated statistics get involved, owning many companies that you know very little about starts to sound safer than owning stakes in five to eight companies that have good businesses, predictable futures, and bargain prices. #Quote by Joel Greenblatt
Statistics quotes by Mark Twain
#94. Love is not a product of reasonings and statistics. It just comes-none knows whence-and cannot explain itself. #Quote by Mark Twain
Statistics quotes by Maurice Kendall
#95. If they would only do as he did and publish posthumously we should all be saved a lot of trouble. #Quote by Maurice Kendall
Statistics quotes by Russell Smith
#96. It's great that I can look up a fact instantly on my cellphone, but I miss the days in my room with a dog-eared, text-heavy paperback, immersed in the statistics of crime and punishment and lunacy, completely alone with the narrative of human depravity. #Quote by Russell Smith
Statistics quotes by Jane Mayer
#97. The new, hyper-partisan think tanks had impact far beyond Washington. They introduced doubt into areas of settled academic and scientific scholarship, undermined genuinely unbiased experts, and gave politicians a menu of conflicting statistics and arguments from which to choose. The benefit was a far more pluralistic intellectual climate, beyond liberal orthodoxy. #Quote by Jane Mayer
Statistics quotes by Daniel Younger
#98. Statistical fact: cops will never pull over a man in a sweet van
if he's carrying forty pounds of sinsemilla buds. Another fact:
ninety percent of all statistics are made up. #Quote by Daniel Younger
Statistics quotes by John Maynard Keynes
#99. It has been pointed out already that no knowledge of probabilities, less in degree than certainty, helps us to know what conclusions are true, and that there is no direct relation between the truth of a proposition and its probability. Probability begins and ends with probability. #Quote by John Maynard Keynes
Statistics quotes by Don DeLillo
#100. Words, pictures, numbers, facts, graphics, statistics, specks, waves, particles, motes. Only a catastrophe gets our attention. We want them, we need them, we depend on them. As long as they happen somewhere else. This is where California comes in. Mud slides, brush fires, coastal erosion, earthquakes, mass killings, et cetera. We can relax and enjoy these disasters because in our hearts we feel that California deserves whatever it gets. Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom.
Cotsakis crushed a can of Diet Pepsi and threw it at a garbage pail. #Quote by Don DeLillo
Statistics quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#101. DULLARD, n. A member of the reigning dynasty in letters and life. The Dullards came in with Adam, and being both numerous and sturdy have overrun the habitable world. The secret of their power is their insensibility to blows; tickle them with a bludgeon and they laugh with a platitude. The Dullards came originally from Boeotia, whence they were driven by stress of starvation, their dullness having blighted the crops. For some centuries they infested Philistia, and many of them are called Philistines to this day. In the turbulent times of the Crusades they withdrew thence and gradually overspread all Europe, occupying most of the high places in politics, art, literature, science and theology. Since a detachment of Dullards came over with the Pilgrims in the _Mayflower_ and made a favorable report of the country, their increase by birth, immigration, and conversion has been rapid and steady. According to the most trustworthy statistics the number of adult Dullards in the United States is but little short of thirty millions, including the statisticians. The intellectual centre of the race is somewhere about Peoria, Illinois, but the New England Dullard is the most shockingly moral. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Statistics quotes by Marilyn French
#102. It would be hard to get statistics on violent death
what do you count as murder? When people starve to death because of policies of governments and corporations, is that murder? Nature does a fair amount of murdering itself, which is why this whole notion of dominating nature arose: it was one of those things that seemed a good idea at the time. No one ever believes a cure will prove worse than the disease. And maybe it isn't. An invasion of microbes that destroys a body could also be called murder. All deaths are violent deaths, I suppose. #Quote by Marilyn French
Statistics quotes by Rocky Bridges
#103. The players are too serious. They don't have any fun any more. They come to camp with a financial adviser and they read the stock market page before the sports pages. They concern themselves with statistics rather than simply playing the game and enjoying it for what it is. #Quote by Rocky Bridges
Statistics quotes by Brandon Flowers
#104. For the most part, the first thing people I meet that aren't Mormon say is, 'I grew up with a Mormon family. They're the nicest people I know.' So when I see these statistics that it's the most hated religion, I don't know where they're getting that from. #Quote by Brandon Flowers
Statistics quotes by Alice Vachss
#105. The victims I've worked with taught me that individuals want to believe they are entitled to justice. My community taught me that when the choice is clear-cut enough, so do entire counties.

We have become profoundly discouraged about whether we have such choices. My own experience is that we do, if we are willing to pay the price. We need better data to make decisions based on performance, but getting that data is a matter of passing the right laws requiring crunchable statistics and mandatory public reports. The rest is on us. If Tip O'Neil was right, if all politics is local, then our local district attorneys are the place to start. Crime is local. What we do about it is as close as the nearest voting booth. #Quote by Alice Vachss
Statistics quotes by David Robertson
#106. Statistics prove that teenage Internet gambling is the fastest growing addiction of the day,akin to drug and alcohol abuse in the 1930s, ... It's pernicious, it's evil, it's certainly one that feeds on those who are the weakest members of society and ... that's the young and the poor. #Quote by David Robertson
Statistics quotes by Nick Harkaway
#107. You end up with a machine which knows that by its mildest estimate it must have terrible enemies all around and within it, but it can't find them. It therefore deduces that they are well-concealed and expert, likely professional agitators and terrorists. Thus, more stringent and probing methods are called for. Those who transgress in the slightest, or of whom even small suspicions are harboured, must be treated as terrible foes. A lot of rather ordinary people will get repeatedly investigated with increasing severity until the Government Machine either finds enemies or someone very high up indeed personally turns the tide ... And these people under the microscope are in fact just taking up space in the machine's numerical model. In short, innocent people are treated as hellish fiends of ingenuity and bile because there's a gap in the numbers. #Quote by Nick Harkaway
Statistics quotes by James M. Barrie
#108. What is algebra exactly; is it those three-cornered things? #Quote by James M. Barrie
Statistics quotes by Ronald Coase
#109. If you torture the data long enough, it will confess. #Quote by Ronald Coase
Statistics quotes by Steven Pinker
#110. The mind is more comfortable in reckoning probabilities in terms of the relative frequency of remembered or imagined events. That can make recent and memorable events - a plane crash, a shark attack, an anthrax infection - loom larger on one's worry list than more frequent and boring events, such as the car crashes and ladder falls that get printed beneath the fold on page B14. And it can lead risk experts to speak one language and ordinary people to hear another. In hearings for a proposed nuclear waste site, an expert might present a fault tree that lays out the conceivable sequences of events by which radioactivity might escape. For example, erosion, cracks in the bedrock, accidental drilling, or improper sealing might cause the release of radioactivity into groundwater. In turn, groundwater movement, volcanic activity, or an impact of a large meteorite might cause the release of radioactive wastes into the biosphere. Each train of events can be assigned a probability, and the aggregate probability of an accident from all the causes can be estimated. When people hear these analyses, however, the are not reassured but become more fearful than ever. They hadn't realized there are so many ways for something to go wrong! They mentally tabulate the number of disaster scenarios, rather than mentally aggregating the probabilities of the disaster scenarios. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Statistics quotes by Amanda Ripley
#111. Why did math matter so much? Some reasons were practical: More and more jobs required familiarity with probability, statistics, and geometry. The other reason was that math was not just math. Math is a language of logic. It is a disciplined, organized way of thinking. There is a right answer; there are rules that must be followed. More than any other subject, math is rigor distilled. Mastering the language of logic helps to embed higher-order habits in kids' minds: the ability to reason, for example, to detect patterns and to make informed guesses. Those kinds of skills had rising value in a #Quote by Amanda Ripley
Statistics quotes by Rand Paul
#112. When you look at statistics for the white community alone, you see that we've become two separate worlds in which the successful are educated and wait to have children until they are married, and those in poverty are primarily those without higher education and with children outside of marriage. #Quote by Rand Paul
Statistics quotes by Emile Chartier
#113. There are only two kinds of scholars; those who love ideas and those who hate them. #Quote by Emile Chartier
Statistics quotes by Calvin W. Allison
#114. Echoes of memorable emotions smiled at Tess reminding her of passed photos of scribbled pictures of drawn conclusions that had now
been unmasked to reveal the clear unconcluded overall view of a present tense scene that caused a stirring of wonderful contemplation on possible compatibilities that she wondered if could form into something more than mere sideline statistics from observational metaphors. #Quote by Calvin W. Allison
Statistics quotes by David Korten
#115. Moreover, statistics can be deceiving: the growth of jobs in the US in the 90s was due to many part-time jobs, with no benefits and generally low pay. #Quote by David Korten
Statistics quotes by Mary E. Pearson
#116. I used to be someone.

Someone named Jenna Fox.

That's what they tell me. But I am more than a name. More than they tell me. More than the facts and statistics they fill me with. More than the video clips they make me watch.

More. But I'm not sure what. #Quote by Mary E. Pearson
Statistics quotes by Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
#117. The past has revealed to me the structure of the future. #Quote by Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Statistics quotes by Martha Gellhorn
#118. We lisp in numbers, in the U.S. We are deluged by ample, often mysterious statistics ... Like many in this country, I have come to regard statistics with doubt and merely as a hint of the probable shape of fact. #Quote by Martha Gellhorn
Statistics quotes by Brene Brown
#119. When I look at the statistics in more vulnerability-intolerant Viking-or-Victim professions, I see a dangerous pattern developing. And no place is this more evident than in the military. The statistics on post-traumatic-stress-related suicides, violence, addiction, and risk-taking all point to this haunting truth: For soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, coming home is more lethal than being in combat. From the invasion of Afghanistan to the summer of 2009, the US military lost 761 soldiers in combat in that country. Compare that to the 817 who took their own lives over the same period. And this number doesn't account for deaths related to violence, high-risk behaviors, and addiction. #Quote by Brene Brown
Statistics quotes by Michael Zaslow
#120. People with fertility problems are not alone. It is a very very common problem for couples today. I've seen statistics that are just staggering. #Quote by Michael Zaslow
Statistics quotes by Bob Weinstein
#121. Harvey and I grew up in Queens, N.Y. My brother and I shared a room for 18 years until we went away to college. When we were kids, after our father said, 'Lights out,' he also exclaimed, 'No more talking. Time for sleep.' But we'd stay up late, arguing over statistics, who the best center fielder was - Willie Mays or Mickey Mantle. #Quote by Bob Weinstein
Statistics quotes by Liam Neeson
#122. Forget the statistics ... we have to do more. You cannot look these children in the eye and see how desperate is their situation without wanting to help. #Quote by Liam Neeson
Statistics quotes by Patricia Ireland
#123. The opposition has moved from a blaming the victim to blaming the victim's advocate's statistics. Irrespective of what the numbers are, it's far too many. #Quote by Patricia Ireland
Statistics quotes by Poul Anderson
#124. My knowledge of the human psyche is as yet imperfect. Certain areas won't yield to computation. #Quote by Poul Anderson
Statistics quotes by Alan Kay
#125. In computers, every 'new explosion' was set off by a software product that allowed users to program differently. #Quote by Alan Kay
Statistics quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#126. It's the bell curve again," I said to Ishtar. "If - as Lazarus thinks, and statistics back him up - every migration comes primarily from the right-hand end of the normal-incidence curve of human ability, then this acts as a sorting device whereby the new planet will show a bell curve with a much higher intelligence norm than the population it came from…and the old planet will average almost imperceptibly stupider."

"Imperceptible except for one thing!" Lazarus objected.

"That tiny fraction that hardly shows statistically is the brain. I recall a country that lost a key war by chasing out a mere half dozen geniuses. Most people can't think, most of the remainder won't think, the small fraction who do think mostly can't do it very well. The extremely tiny fraction who think regularly, accurately, creatively, and without self-delusion - in the long run these are the only people who count and they are the very ones who migrate when it is physically possible to do so #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Statistics quotes by William Ralph Inge
#127. The statistics of suicide show that, for non-combatants at least, life is more interesting in war than in peace. #Quote by William Ralph Inge
Statistics quotes by Erwin Schrodinger
#128. The essential feature of statistics is a prudent and systematic ignoring of details. #Quote by Erwin Schrodinger
Statistics quotes by Peter Greenaway
#129. We all live to a formula. Maybe the secret lies in keeping that formula secret. #Quote by Peter Greenaway
Statistics quotes by Daniel Finkelstein
#130. The statistics John Wesson has compiled in The Science of Soccer show that Premiership football players are vastly more likely to have been born in the first half of the school year. These were the biggest boys in the class and were thus selected for the school team. How fair is that? #Quote by Daniel Finkelstein
Statistics quotes by Clarence Darrow
#131. Many writers claim that nearly all crime is caused by economic conditions, or in other words that poverty is practically the whole cause of crime. Endless statistics have been gathered on this subject which seem to show conclusively that property crimes are largely the result of the unequal distribution of wealth. But crime of any class cannot be safely ascribed to a single cause. Life is too complex, heredity is too variant and imperfect, too many separate things contribute to human behavior, to make it possible to trace all actions to a single cause. #Quote by Clarence Darrow
Statistics quotes by Francis Crick
#132. In my experience most mathematicians are intellectually lazy. #Quote by Francis Crick
Statistics quotes by Arthur C. Clarke
#133. One sample is poor statistics, my math prof used to say. #Quote by Arthur C. Clarke
Statistics quotes by Derek Walcott
#134. A Far Cry From Africa

A wind is ruffling the tawny pelt
Of Africa. Kikuyu, quick as flies,
Batten upon the bloodstreams of the veldt.
Corpses are scattered through a paradise.
Only the worm, colonel of carrion, cries:
"Waste no compassion on these separate dead!"
Statistics justify and scholars seize
The salients of colonial policy.
What is that to the white child hacked in bed?
To savages, expendable as Jews?

Threshed out by beaters, the long rushes break
In a white dust of ibises whose cries
Have wheeled since civilization's dawn
From the parched river or beast-teeming plain.
The violence of beast on beast is read
As natural law, but upright man
Seeks his divinity by inflicting pain.
Delirious as these worried beasts, his wars
Dance to the tightened carcass of a drum,
While he calls courage still that native dread
Of the white peace contracted by the dead.

Again brutish necessity wipes its hands
Upon the napkin of a dirty cause, again
A waste of our compassion, as with Spain,
The gorilla wrestles with the superman.
I who am poisoned with the blood of both,
Where shall I turn, divided to the vein?
I who have cursed
The drunken officer of British rule, how choose
Between this Africa and the English tongue I love?
Betray them both, or give back what they give?
How can I face such slaughter and be cool #Quote by Derek Walcott
Statistics quotes by Karen Elizabeth Gordon
#135. Either I've been missing something or nothing has been going on. #Quote by Karen Elizabeth Gordon
Statistics quotes by Shelley Long
#136. I don't get bothered about statistics. If somebody had pointed out to me the odds of my being a working actress getting paid for what she does, I probably would have quit early in the game. #Quote by Shelley Long
Statistics quotes by Persis Khambatta
#137. It's tough to make it as an actor, tougher still to make it as an actress - the Screen Actors Guild is eager to provide the statistics to verify the latter. #Quote by Persis Khambatta
Statistics quotes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
#138. Subconscious minds are no less fallible than the objective mind. #Quote by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Statistics quotes by Stephen Jay Gould
#139. No one-liner can ever be optimal. #Quote by Stephen Jay Gould
Statistics quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#140. Coincidence", he finally said. "Statisticans looking for connections can always find odd coincidences and statistical anomalies, if they try hard enough. #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Statistics quotes by Professor X.
#141. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 1975, 31 percent of college teachers were female; by 2009, the number had grown to 49.2 percent.7 There are more women teaching in college than ever, and it is quite possible that their presence, coupled with our discovery of the postmodern narrative, has had a feminizing effect on the collective unconscious of faculty thought. Strong winds of compassion blow across campus quads. Women are more empathetic than men, more giving, simply more bothered by anyone's underdog status. Many of the female adjuncts I have spoken to seem blessed and cursed by feelings of maternity toward the students. Women think about their actions, and the consequences of their actions, in a deeper way than do men. #Quote by Professor X.
Statistics quotes by George E.P. Box
#142. Statisticians, like artists, have the bad habit of falling in love with their models. #Quote by George E.P. Box
Statistics quotes by Rollo May
#143. It is an old and ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way; and we grasp more fiercely at research, statistics, and technical aids in sex when we have lost the values and meaning of love. #Quote by Rollo May
Statistics quotes by Helen Keller
#144. Now I feel as if I should succeed in doing something in mathematics, although I cannot see why it is so very important ... The knowledge doesn't make life any sweeter or happier, does it? #Quote by Helen Keller
Statistics quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#145. Plans are nothing; planning is everything. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Statistics quotes by Friedrich Engels
#146. In science, each new point of view calls forth a revolution in nomenclature. #Quote by Friedrich Engels
Statistics quotes by Ruth Dugdall
#147. ...that realisation that I was the oddity, the statistical probability, life was predictable. #Quote by Ruth Dugdall
Statistics quotes by Emily Oster
#148. The greatest moments are those when you see the result pop up in a graph or in your statistics analysis - that moment you realise you know something no one else does and you get the pleasure of thinking about how to tell them. #Quote by Emily Oster
Statistics quotes by Jerome Groopman
#149. Statistics cannot substitute for the human being before you; statistics embody averages, not individuals. #Quote by Jerome Groopman
Statistics quotes by Stuart Scott
#150. When I'm sitting around watching a game with some friends, and we're all excited, and Jordan is driving in, we might say, 'Come on Mike, break me off a little somethin'-somethin'.' I decided to take that and translate it into what I do on 'SportsCenter.' Just add statistics. #Quote by Stuart Scott
Statistics quotes by Nate Silver
#151. What makes him successful is the way that he analyzes information. He is not just hunting for patterns. Instead, Bob combines his knowledge of statistics with his knowledge of basketball in order to identify meaningful relationships in the data. #Quote by Nate Silver
Statistics quotes by Otto Neurath
#152. To remember simplified pictures is better than to forget accurate figures. #Quote by Otto Neurath
Statistics quotes by Richard Dedekind
#153. "I see it, but I don't believe it." #Quote by Richard Dedekind
Statistics quotes by Stephen Leacock
#154. In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies. #Quote by Stephen Leacock
Statistics quotes by Francois Jacob
#155. The Place of No Shadows, in Isaac Asimovs Science Fiction Magazine (1990) In our Universe, matter is arranged in a hierarchy of structures by successive integrations. #Quote by Francois Jacob
Statistics quotes by Will Self
#156. Not only is the statistical madness an assault on individuality, it's also one on temporality too. Statistics - even when accurate - are only an image of the past that can then be Photoshopped before being pasted on to the future. #Quote by Will Self
Statistics quotes by Neil Postman
#157. Voting, we might even say, is the next to last refuge of the politically impotent. The last refuge is, of course, giving your opinion to a pollster, who will get a version of it through a desiccated question, and then will submerge it in a Niagara of similar opinions, and convert them into
what else?
another piece of news. Thus we have here a great loop of impotence: The news elicits from you a variety of opinions about which you can do nothing except to offer them as more news, about which you can do nothing. #Quote by Neil Postman
Statistics quotes by Stephen Leacock
#158. In earlier times they had no statistics and so they had to fall back on lies. Hence the huge exaggerations of primitive literature, giants, miracles, wonders! It's the size that counts. They did it with lies and we do it with statistics: but it's all the same. #Quote by Stephen Leacock
Statistics quotes by Michael Faraday
#159. The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction. #Quote by Michael Faraday
Statistics quotes by Richard Ney
#160. With those kinds of statistics, there are real concerns that cannot be explained away other than race. How long do we turn a blind eye to it?. #Quote by Richard Ney
Statistics quotes by Jean Baudrillard
#161. Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment. #Quote by Jean Baudrillard
Statistics quotes by Chip Heath
#162. Stephen Covey, in his book The 8th Habit, decribes a poll of 23,000 employees drawn from a number of companies and industries. He reports the poll's findings:

* Only 37 percent said they have a clear understanding of what their organization is trying to achieve and why
* Only one in five was enthusiastic about their team's and their organization's goals
* Only one in five said they had a clear "line of sight" between their tasks and their team's and organization's goals
* Only 15 percent felt that their organization fully enables them to execute key goals
* Only 20 percent fully trusted the organization they work for

Then, Covey superimposes a very human metaphor over the statistics. He says, "If, say, a soccer team had these same scores, only 4 of the 11 players on the field would know which goal is theirs. Only 2 of the 11 would care. Only 2 of the 11 would know what position they play and know exactly what they are supposed to do. And all but 2 players would, in some way, be competing against their own team members rather than the opponent. #Quote by Chip Heath
Statistics quotes by Joycelyn Elders
#163. Homicide, often involving guns, is a disease that is the leading cause of death for young black men, and the second-leading cause of death for all people aged fifteen to twenty-four. That makes it the leading health issue, particularly when guns are used in combination with drugs and alcohol. And the statistics show that is most often the case. #Quote by Joycelyn Elders
Statistics quotes by Johan Harstad
#164. How desperate is it possible to be
That's something that's never been researched.
There are no statistics.
There are no graphs to compare oneself with.
No diagrams with uplifting figures.
I could still change my mind.
Go back to bed.
It'll sort itself out all this I thought.
No it won't I thought. It really won't. #Quote by Johan Harstad
Statistics quotes by David Hilbert
#165. The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that special case which contains all the germs of generality. #Quote by David Hilbert
Statistics quotes by Laura Vanderkam
#166. Even if you don't have kids at home, morning time can be great for nurturing your relationship with your spouse, other family members, or your close friends. One of the most disturbing "statistics" I read while researching how people use their time was that dual-income couples could find only 12 minutes a day to talk with each other. #Quote by Laura Vanderkam
Statistics quotes by Lawrence Shepp
#167. Data-driven statistics has the danger of isolating statistics from the rest of the scientific and mathematical communities by not allowing valuable cross-pollination of ideas from other fields. #Quote by Lawrence Shepp
Statistics quotes by Joel Spolsky
#168. In any case, even if a usability test resolves a dispute, it doesn't do it in any kind of a statistically valid way. Unless you test thousands of people from all walks of life under all kinds of conditions, something that not even Microsoft can afford to do, you are not actually getting statistically meaningful results. Remember, the real strength of usability tests is in finding truffles - finding the broken bits so you can fix them. Actually looking at the results as if they were statistics is just not justified. #Quote by Joel Spolsky
Statistics quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#169. When a coincidence seems amazing, that's because the human mind isn't wired to naturally comprehend probability & statistics. #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Statistics quotes by Noel Annan, Baron Annan
#170. Academic staff rather enjoy coming to conclusions, but they don't like coming to decisions at all. #Quote by Noel Annan, Baron Annan
Statistics quotes by Evan Davis
#171. We all know that Americans love their statistics - in sport, obviously. And in finance too. #Quote by Evan Davis
Statistics quotes by James Runcie
#172. I was wondering about the origin of the word hat trick. Where does it come from? Cricket doesn't have much to do with hats, does it?' 'I think it was at Sheffield's Hyde Park ground in 1858. An All-England cricket team was engaged in a cricket match against the Hallam XI. During the match, H.H. Stephenson of the All-England XI took three wickets in three balls. As was customary at the time for rewarding outstanding sporting feats, a collection was made. The proceeds were used to buy a white hat, which was duly presented to the bowler.' 'And was Stephenson grateful?' 'History is, I fear, silent on this important subject, Geordie. But Mr Ali's hat trick certainly made our own little contribution to cricketing statistics.' 'Although #Quote by James Runcie
Statistics quotes by Roy Spencer
#173. It is well known that strong to violent tornado activity in the US has decreased markedly since statistics began in the 1950s, which has also been a period of average warming. So, if anything, global warming causes FEWER tornado outbreaks ... not more. In other words, more violent tornados would, if anything, be a sign of 'global cooling,' not 'global warming.' #Quote by Roy Spencer
Statistics quotes by W. Allen Wallis
#174. Statistics may be defined as a body of methods for making wise decisions in the face of uncertainty. #Quote by W. Allen Wallis
Statistics quotes by Robert Hooke
#175. It is commonly believed that anyone who tabulates numbers is a statistician. This is like believing that anyone who owns a scalpel is a surgeon. #Quote by Robert Hooke
Statistics quotes by Jay Leno
#176. Statistics show 50% of the people use the internet. The rest have sex with real people. #Quote by Jay Leno
Statistics quotes by Ronald Reagan
#177. 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. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Statistics quotes by Enrico Fermi
#178. Before I came here, I was confused about this subject. Having listened to your lecture, I am still confused
but on a higher level. #Quote by Enrico Fermi
Statistics quotes by Claude Bernard
#179. I do not ... reject the use of statistics in medicine, but I condemn not trying to get beyond them and believing in statistics as the foundation of medical science ... Statistics ... apply only to cases in which the cause of the facts observed is still [uncertain or] indeterminate ... There will always be some indeterminism ... in all the sciences, and more in medicine than in any other. But man's intellectual conquest consists in lessening and driving back indeterminism in proportion as he gains ground for determinism by the help of the experimental method.. #Quote by Claude Bernard
Statistics quotes by Peter Kenyon
#180. The unthinkable is not something we are thinking about at the moment. #Quote by Peter Kenyon
Statistics quotes by Edward Tufte
#181. If the statistics are boring, you've got the wrong numbers. #Quote by Edward Tufte
Statistics quotes by C. G. Jung
#182. Not so very long ago there were medical authorities who did not "believe" in bacteria and consequently allowed twenty thousand young women to die of easily avoidable puerperal fever in Germany alone. The psychic catastrophes caused by the mental inertia of "experts" do not appear in any statistics, and from this it is concluded that they are non-existent. #Quote by C. G. Jung
Statistics quotes by Sir Ronald Fisher
#183. We may at once admit that any inference from the particular to the general must be attended with some degree of uncertainty, but this is not the same as to admit that such inference cannot be absolutely rigorous, for the nature and degree of the uncertainty may itself be capable of rigorous expression. #Quote by Sir Ronald Fisher
Statistics quotes by William Fogg Osgood
#184. The calculus is the greatest aid we have to the application of physical truth in the broadest sense of the word. #Quote by William Fogg Osgood
Statistics quotes by Neil Gaiman
#185. We need individual stories. Without individuals we see only numbers: a thousand dead, a hundred thousand dead, 'casualties may rise to a million'. With individual stories, the statistics become people – but even then that is a lie, for the people continue to suffer in numbers that themselves are numbing and meaningless. Look, see the child's swollen, swollen belly, and the flies that crawl at the corners of his eyes, his skeletal limbs: will it make it easier for you to know his name, his age, his dreams, his fears? To see him from the inside? And if it does, are we not doing a disservice to his sister, who lies in the searing dust beside him, a distorted, distended caricature of a human child. And there, if we feel for them, are they now more important to us than a thousand other children touched by the same famine, a thousand other young lives who will soon be food for the flies' own myriad of squirming children? #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Statistics quotes by Sondra Faye
#186. Some of the greatest masterpieces of art are created against the odds of reality.

from the book: stuff i think about #Quote by Sondra Faye
Statistics quotes by Arnold Joseph Toynbee
#187. Some historians hold that history is just one damned thing after another. #Quote by Arnold Joseph Toynbee
Statistics quotes by Mark Twain
#188. Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day than in all the other days of the year put together. This proves, by the number left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so.
- Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar #Quote by Mark Twain
Statistics quotes by Dale Spender
#189. Have you noticed that all the news, statistics, strategies about unemployment are provided by those who are employed? As soon as you are unemployed you cease to exist ... #Quote by Dale Spender
Statistics quotes by Bayard Rustin
#190. I would advise those who think that self-help is the answer to familiarize themselves with the long history of such efforts in the Negro community, and to consider why so many foundered on the shoals of ghetto life. It goes without saying that any effort to combat demoralization and apathy is desirable, but we must understand that demoralization in the Negro community is largely a common-sense response to an objective reality. Negro youths have no need of statistics to perceive, fairly accurately, what their odds are in American society. Indeed, from the point of view of motivation, some of the healthiest Negro youngsters I know are juvenile delinquents. Vigorously pursuing the American dream of material acquisition and status, yet finding the conventional means of attaining it blocked off, they do not yield to defeatism but resort to illegal (and often ingenious) methods.... If Negroes are to be persuaded that the conventional path (school, work, etc.) is superior, we had better provide evidence which is now sorely lacking. #Quote by Bayard Rustin
Statistics quotes by Lloyd
#191. We must be both rational and intellectual, both analytic and imaginative, utilizing both statistics and insight. #Quote by Lloyd
Statistics quotes by Lars Peter Hansen
#192. I work on the boundary between economics and statistics in this field called econometrics. Part of my interest is understanding how you use statistics in productive ways to analyze dynamic economic models. #Quote by Lars Peter Hansen
Statistics quotes by Anna Deavere Smith
#193. Well, the terrible thing right now, and I don't know the statistics, but there's a growing concern in some communities about how rapidly people are sent from school to jail, how quickly they're put into the criminal justice system. And of course the rapidly growing number of brown people, both men and women, in prison. And this is terrible. #Quote by Anna Deavere Smith
Statistics quotes by Ben Bernanke
#194. I think that having good data, good statistics-and the United States generally has better macroeconomic statistics than most countries-and having good economists to interpret those data and present the policy alternatives, has a substantially beneficial effect on policymaking in the United States. #Quote by Ben Bernanke
Statistics quotes by Abel Aganbegyan
#195. You only find complete unanimity in a cemetary. #Quote by Abel Aganbegyan
Statistics quotes by Sophia Bush
#196. It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic - another joke marriage. #Quote by Sophia Bush
Statistics quotes by T. S. Eliot
#197. A good deal of confusion could be avoided, if we refrained from setting before the group, what can be the aim only of the individual; and before society as a whole, what can be the aim only of the group. #Quote by T. S. Eliot
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#198. Most human problems can be solved by an appropriate charge of high explosive. #Quote by Joe Gayton
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#199. He said that for those who hadn't been to California, what it was most like was an enchanted island. The spitting image. Just like in the movies, but better. People live in houses, not apartment buildings, he said, and then he embarked on a comparison of houses (one-story, at most two-story), and four- or five-story buildings where the elevator is broken one day and out of order the next. The only way buildings compared favorably to houses was in terms of proximity. A neighborhood of buildings makes distances shorter, he said. Everything is closer. You can go walking to buy groceries or you can walk to your local tavern (here he winked at Reverend Foster), or the local church you belong to, or a museum. In other words, you don't need to drive. You don't even need a car. And here he recited a list of statistics on fatal car accidents in a county of Detroit and a county of Los Angeles. And that's even considering that cars are made in Detroit, he said, not Los Angeles. #Quote by Roberto Bolano
Statistics quotes by E. E. Cummings
#200. All ignorance toboggans into know and trudges up to ignorance again. #Quote by E. E. Cummings

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