Quotes: Statistics

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Statistics are no substitute for judgment.

—Henry Clay

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

—Mark Twain, Autobiography, attributed to Benjamin Disraeli

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts—for support rather than for illumination.

—Andrew Lang

Do not put your faith in what statistics say until you have carefully considered what they do not say.

—William W. Watt

Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.

—Lawrence J. Peter

Figures won't lie, but liars will figure.

—Charles H. Grosvenor

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