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Thoughts on Mathematics and Statistics.

One survey found that ten percent of Americans thought Joan of Arc was Noah's wife....
                                                                       Robert Boynton

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

Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin.
                                                                       John Von Neuman

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

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

Not everything that can be counted counts; and not everything that counts can be counted.
                                                                       Albert Einstein

I could prove God statistically.
                                                                       George Gallup

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

Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
                                                                       Henry Clay

Statistics: the mathematical theory of ignorance.
                                                                       Morris Kline

He who has heard the same thing told by 12,000 eye-witnesses has only 12,000 probabilities, which are equal to one strong probability, which is far from certain.  
                                                                       Voltaire

Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write.
                                                                       Herbert George Wells

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