Famous quotes about Statistics !

Here are few famous quotes about Statistics !

  • A big computer, a complex algorithm and a long time does not equal science. –Robert Gentleman
  • Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. –Carl Sagan
  • All generalizations are false, including this one. – Mark Twain
  • All models are wrong, but some are useful. –(George E. P. Box)
  • An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.” — John Tukey
  • Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin. – Von Neumann
  • Figures don’t lie, but liars do figure –Mark Twain
  • He uses statistics like a drunken man uses a lamp post, more for support than illumination. — Andrew Lang
  • I think it is much more interesting to live with uncertainty than to live with answers that might be wrong. –Richard Feynman
  • If you torture the data enough, nature will always confess. – Ronald Coase
  • If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment. – Ernest Rutherford
  • In God we trust. All others must bring data. – Edwards Deming
  • It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. –Mark Twain
  • Say you were standing with one foot in the oven and one foot in an ice bucket. According to the percentage people, you should be perfectly comfortable. – Bobby Bragan, 1963
  • Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary a qualification for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write.- G. Wells
  • Statisticians, like artists, have the bad habit of falling in love with their models. — George Box
  • Statistics – A subject which most statisticians find difficult but in which nearly all physicians are expert.
  • “Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. –Aaron Levenstein
  • Strange events permit themselves the luxury of occurring. – Charlie Chan
  • The best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone’s backyard. –John Tukey
  • The combination of some data and an aching desire for an answer does not ensure that a reasonable answer can be extracted from a given body of data –Tukey
  • The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic – Joseph Stalin
  • The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see. –John Tukey
  • The statistician cannot evade the responsibility for understanding the process he applies or recommends. –Sir Ronald A. Fisher
  • There are no routine statistical questions, only questionable statistical routines. – R. Cox
  • To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination: he may be able to say what the experiment died of. –A Fisher (1938)
  • We are drowning in information and starving for knowledge. –Rutherford D. Roger

You can add the famous quotes that you like in the comments. 🙂


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