Some quotes and proverbs about statistics.
92.3 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
Accidents will happen.
Good to know that when I die everybody’s IQ will go up.
Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects.
I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
The Fellowship of the Ring
I would rather have an average weight or an average income than an average intelligence.
If your experiment needs a statistician, you need a better experiment.
It is generally recognized that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multitasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics. It is not politically correct to say such things. … But it cannot be denied that there are differences between men and women. Of course, these are differences between the averages only. There are wide variations about the mean.
It's difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.
Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!
Nine out of ten women love chocolate. The tenth is lying.
Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be ‘too clever by half.’ The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters.
Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals likes chocolate.
Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.
Statistics is the art of lying by means of figures.
Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
The amount of sleep required by the average person is about half an hour more.
The average human has one breast and one testicle.
The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity.
Then there is the man who drowned crossing a stream with an average depth of six inches.
There are three types of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics.
There is no way that we can predict the weather six months ahead beyond giving the seasonal average.
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
It is wrong to harm someone because they have harmed you.