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"Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable."
-Mark Twain
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"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
-Benjamin Disraeli
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"Statistics are no substitute for judgment."
-Henry Clay
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"USA Today has come out with a new survey - apparently, three out of every four people make up 75% of the population."
-David Letterman
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"Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits that under analysis some of them won't stand up either."
-Evan Esar
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"Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics."
-Fletcher Knebel
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"Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death."
-Hilaire Belloc
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"I could ask the Phillies to keep me on to add to my statistics, but my love for the game won't let me do that."
-Mike Schmidt
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"Statistics show that many people watch our show from the bedroom. and people you ask into your bedroom have to be more interesting than those you ask into your living room. I kid you not!"
-Jack Paar
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"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. (Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.)"
-Mark Twain
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"Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day than on all other days of the year put together. This proves, by the numbers left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so."
-Mark Twain
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"Statistics are like a drunk with a lampost: used more for support than illumination."
-Sir Winston Churchill
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"I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic."
-Sir Winston Churchill
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"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you."
-Rita Mae Brown
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"I never keep a scorecard or the batting averages. I hate statistics. What I got to know, I keep in my head."
-Dizzy Dean
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"Clearly from these statistics, they are submitting an application, but they are not submitting the proper documentation. They are bringing in new enrollments. However, there's such a large termination."
-Jan Scott
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"Things are always best seen when they are a trifle mixed-up, a trifle disordered; the chilly administrative neatness of museums and filing cases, of statistics and cemeteries, is an inhuman and antinatural kind of order; it is, in a word, disorder."
-Camilo Jose Cela
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"Brian Westbrook is truly deserving of this prestigious honor. The statistics he put up during his Villanova career are simply amazing. It is an honor for me to say that I coached not only a great player, but a great person in Brian Westbrook. He is truly a once in a lifetime player."
-Andy Talley
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"If you look at the statistics of who is in the market now, more than 50 percent of all American households own some stock, and more than 80 percent of the households of people who are 35 and younger own some stock, be it mutual funds, be it through their 401K or in individual equities."
-Bill Mann
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"You're trying too hard to find a correlation here, ... You don't know these people, you don't know what they intended. You try to compile statistics and correlate them to a result that amounts to nothing more than speculation."
-Marc Racicot
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"We have a profile on how users typically move through the real estate process on our platform and we also have statistics for our clients on how the advertisers can generate the best results."
-Tim Higgins
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"The statistics clearly show who the perpetrators were, since more than one third of the rioters that were arrested were Syrians and another third were Palestinians, mostly from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine."
-Samir Geagea
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"We're obviously pleased with the drop in the crime statistics, and are quick to credit the collaborative efforts of the members of the police departments and various departments in the city working within the community to make Scottsdale a safe place to live and visit."
-Mark Clark
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"You cannot feed the hungry on statistics."
-David Lloyd George
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"The purpose of the increase is to maintain buying power. The amount of the increase is set by the U.S. Congress and it's based on Department of Labor statistics, in particular, the consumer price index."
-Mark Lassiter
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"To tell you the truth, I've never weighed myself. When somebody asks me my statistics or whatever I honestly don't know."
-Helena Christensen
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"As you know statistics show that a certain number of people get married each year and the rest don't. Well, I got into the wrong bunch of statistics. I should be pitied instead of questioned."
-Will Cuppy
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"The latest energy department statistics were very bearish. Coupled with ample supply in crude oil and distillates, recent rapid recovery in gasoline inventories will continue to weigh on the market."
-Makoto Takeda
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