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  • ... statistics is not a branch of mathematics. Indeed so; the whole of applied mathematics is merely a branch of statistics in which random error is reduced to zero.

    Barbara A. Bailar (1935 - )

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

    Harry Reasoner (1923 - 1991)

  • I can prove anything by statistics except the truth

    George Canning (1770 - 1827)

  • Those who fear muddy feet will never discover new paths.

    Paul Eldridge (1888 - 1982)

  • The facts that we dislike we call theories; the theories that we cherish we call facts.

    Felix S. Cohen (1907 - 1953)

  • Statistics is the art of stating in precise terms that which one does not know.

    William H. Kruskal (1919 - 2005)

  • Those who ignore Statistics are condemned to reinvent it.

    Bradley Efron (1938 - )

  • Doubt is not an agreeable condition, but certainty is an absurd one.

    Francois-Marie Arouet (a.k.a. Voltaire: 1694 - 1778)

  • Statistics are the heart of democracy.

    Simeon Strunsky (1879 - 1948)

  • Approximately half the articles published in medical journals that use statistical methods use them incorrectly.

    Stanton A. Glantz (1946 - )

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