A Quote by Francis Vincent "Frank" Zappa, Jr. on right, wrong, and statistics

It has never mattered to me that thirty million people might think I'm wrong.  The number of people who thought Hitler was right did not make him right...  Why do you necessarily have to be wrong just because a few million people think you are?

Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)

Contributed by: Teresa

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on paulo coelho, numbers, statistics, chances, and proverbs

Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Alchemist, page 164

Contributed by: Aart Hilal

A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on childhood, age, wisdom, numbers, statistics, categorisations, and judgments

Grown-ups like numbers. When you tell them about a new friend, they never ask questions about what really matters. They never ask: 'What does his voice sound like?' 'What games does he like best?' 'Does he collect butterflies?' They ask: 'How old is he?' 'How many brothers does he have?' 'How much does he weigh?' 'How much money does his father make?' Only then do they think they know him.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: The Little Prince

Contributed by: Song Sparrow

A Quote by Rita Mae Brown on best friend, friendship, illness, sanity, statistics, and suffering

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 (1944 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on babies, learning, mortality, parliament, politics, proof, statistics, and wishes

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.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William George Jordan on debt, privilege, and statistics

Constantly reminding a man of the favors he has received from you almost cancels the debt. The care of the statistics should be his privilege; you are usurping his prerogative when you recall them.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Truth, p. 37.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by W. C. Fields on alcohol, drinking, insanity, people, religion, and statistics

Wouldn't it be terrible if I quoted some reliable statistics which prove that more people are driven insane through religious hysteria than by drinking alcohol.

W. C. Fields (1879 - 1946)

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A Quote by unknown on doubt and statistics

It is now beyond any doubt that cigarettes are the biggest cause of statistics.


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A Quote by unknown on business, direction, government, inflation, statistics, and value

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is one of the more insidious statistics developed by our government because it directs the hostility of the inflation-weary public toward business and the marketplace instead of toward the cause: government mismanagement of currency and credit. . . . Real prices are not going up! The value of currency is going down.


Source: 1986

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on people and statistics

Consumers are statistics. Customers are people.


Source: Neiman-Marcus

Contributed by: Zaady

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