30+ Best Statistics Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Statistics is a collection of numerical facts or measurements, as about people, business conditions, or weather. Inspirational statistics quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Statistics Quotes

All statistics have outliers. Nenia Campbell

Statistics is the grammar of science. Karl Pearson

Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination. Vin Scully

Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death. Hilaire Belloc

Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off. Paul Brodeur

Statistics are no substitute for judgment. Henry Clay

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Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures. Evan Esar

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Carl Sagan

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. Joseph Stalin 

Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly in the military during wartime. Alphonse Allais

Statistics in the hands of activists have power. Ela Bhatt

Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable. Mark Twain

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

Statisticians, like artists, have the bad habit of falling in love with their models. George Box

Statistics real contribution to society is primarily moral, not technical. Max Morris

In statistics, what disappears behind rows of numbers is death. Gunter Grass

Statistics, likelihoods, and probabilities mean everything to men, nothing to God. Richelle E. Goodrich

There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up. Rex Stout

Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary a qualification for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write. H.G. Wells

Most people use statistics the way a drunkard uses a lamp post, more for support than illumination. Mark Twain

Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. Aaron Levenstein

Inspirational Statistics Quotes

The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see. John Tukey

Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment. Jean Baudrillard

Statistics can be made to prove anything – even the truth. Anonymous

Statistics are just a way for the mathematician to evangelize his faith. Hunter Brinkmeier 

If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment. Ernest Rutherford

One more f*g*t of these adamantine bandages is the new science of Statistics. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Statistics are like women; mirrors of purest virtue and truth, or like wh*res to use as one pleases. Theodor Billroth

The essential feature of statistics is a prudent and systematic ignoring of details. Erwin Schrodinger

Those who ignore Statistics are condemned to reinvent it. Brad Efron