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Lesson 5: Statistics, Humour and Quotations (IV)

January 25, 2012

This a good joke about the feelings that Statistics often inspire

Finally, Statistics provided a great number of quotations that can make you think about. These are some of my favourites:

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics”.

Benjamin Disraeli
British politician (1804 – 1881)

“USA Today has come out with a new survey – apparently, three out of every four people make up 75% of the population”.

David Letterman (1947 – )

“Statistician: A man who believes figures don’t lie, but admits that under analysis some of them won’t stand up either.”

Evan Esar (1899 – 1995), Esar’s Comic Dictionary

“Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.”

Evan Esar (1899 – 1995), Esar’s Comic Dictionary

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.”

Joseph Stalin (1879 – 1953)

 

 

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