Probability

  • I bet on a horse at ten-to-one. It didn't come in until half-past five.

    Henny Youngman (1906 - 1998)

  • The true logic of this world is the calculus of probabilities.

    James Clerk Maxwell (1831 - 1879)

  • Normality is a myth; there never has, and never will be, a normal distribution.

    Roy C. Geary (1896 - 1983)

  • Indeed, it is always probable that something improbable will happen.

    Logan E. Bleckley (1827 - 1907)

  • It is better to be satisfied with probabilities than to demand impossibilities and starve.

    Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805)

  • There is no alchemy of probabilities that will change ignorance into knowledge.

    Edwin G. Boring (1886 - 1968)

  • Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge.

    Geoge Boole (1815 - 1864)

  • Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.

    Democritus (460 BCE - 370 BCE)

  • We can never achieve absolute truth but we can live hopefully by a system of calculated probabilities. The law of probability gives to natural and human sciences - to human experience as a whole - the unity of life we seek.

    Agnes E. Meyer (1887 - 1970)

  • Are no probabilities to be accepted, merely because they are not certainties?

    Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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