Lest men suspect your tale untrue,
Keep probability in view.
John Gay (1685 - 1732)
I am not surely always in the wrong;
Tis hard if all is false that I advance,
A fool must now and then be right by chance.
William Cowper (1731 - 1800)
Hot streaks are a statistical illusion!
Lisa Simpson (1987 - )
There is no such thing as luck; there is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe.
Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-1988)
The conception of chance enters in the very first steps of scientific activity in virtue of the fact that no observation is absolutely correct. I think chance is a more fundamental conception that causality; for whether in a concrete case, a cause-effect relation holds or not can only be judged by applying the laws of chance to the observation.Max Born (1882 - 1970)