statistics

A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on action, decisions, economics, finance, individuality, men, men and women, politics, questions, statistics, and women

All great questions of politics and economics come down in the last analysis to the decisions and actions of individual men and women. They are questions of human relations, and we ought always to think about them in terms of men and women-the individual human beings who are involved in them. If we can get human relations on a proper basis, the statistics, finance and all other complicated technical aspects of these questions will be easier to solve.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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A Quote by Steven Wright on statistics

42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on accuracy, baseball, books, day, difficulty, enthusiasm, errors, god, individuality, life, losing, motivation, people, separation, statistics, and success

In baseball we keep an accurate record of the hits, runs, and errors of each individual player. Life is also a great game, and in life the statistics are much more important than they are in a ball game. One of our human weaknesses in life is that when we are losing the game, we don't always like to keep track of the score. Certainly we are not very enthusiastic about putting the errors down on the paper, and most people don't even know what their individual batting average is. This makes our success much more difficult both to figure out and to attain . . . we cannot separate our success from our statistics. If each day we could see what God writes in his book about our works for that day, it would certainly motivate us to make better scores.

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

Source: Told by Sterling W. Sill in Majesty of Books, p. 34

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A Quote by Sir Francis Galton on difficulty, science, statistics, and path

[Statistics are] the only tools by which an opening can be cut through the formidable thicket of difficulties that bars the path of those who pursue the Science of Man.

Sir Francis Galton (1822 - 1911)

Source: Pearson, The Life and Labours of Francis Galton, 1914.

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A Quote by Rita Mae Brown on 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 -)

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A Quote by Morris Kline on ignorance, statistics, and theory

Statistics: the mathematical theory of ignorance.

Morris Kline

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on statistics

I've come loaded with statistics, for I've noticed that a man can't prove anything without statistics.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on lies and statistics

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

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Mark Twain. Autobiography.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on country, day, and statistics

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 (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on facts and statistics

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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