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# Probability

• ### Jillette on Luck

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

Penn F. Jillette (1955 - )

• ### Bagehot on Probability

Life is a school of probability.

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

• ### Gibbon on Probability

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)

• ### Thurber on Probability

A pinch of probability is worth a pound of perhaps.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

• ### Parry on Weather Prediction

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

Thomas Parry (1947 - )

• ### Harvey on Probability

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

Paul Harvey (1918 - 2009)

• ### Leno on the Lottery

Jay Leno (1950 - )

• ### Carvett on Coincidences

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

Dick Cavett (1936 - )

• ### Coveyou on Random Numbers

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

Robert R. Coveyou (1915 - 1996)

• ### Peirce on Probability

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

Charles Saunders Peirce (1839 - 1914)