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Probability

  • Luck is probability taken personally. It is the excitement of bad math.

    Penn F. Jillette (1955 - )

  • Life is a school of probability.

    Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

  • This day may possibly be my last: but the laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular, still allow about fifteen years.

    Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

  • A pinch of probability is worth a pound of perhaps.

    James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

  • When the weather predicts 30 percent chance of rain, rain is twice as likely as when 60 percent chance is predicted.

    Thomas Parry (1947 - )

  • If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of 10 it will.

    Paul Harvey (1918 - 2009)

  • How come you never read a headline like 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?

    Jay Leno (1950 - )

  • Just think of all the billions of coincidences that don't happen.

    Dick Cavett (1936 - )

  • The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.

    Robert R. Coveyou (1915 - 1996)

  • The theory of probabilities is simply the science of logic quantitatively treated.

    Charles Saunders Peirce (1839 - 1914)

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