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It is commonly believed that anyone who tabulates numbers is a statistician. This is like believing that anyone who owns a scalpel is a surgeon.
Hooke R. (How to Tell the Liars from the Statisticians)
 
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The manipulation of statistical formulas is no substitute for knowing what one is doing.
Hubert M Blalock Jr (Social Statistics)
 
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A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin
 
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"Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable."
 
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An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts - for support rather than for illumination.
Andrew Lang
 

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