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While the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty. You can, for example, never foretell what any one man will be up to, but you can say with precision what an average number will be up to. Individuals vary, but percentages remain constant. So says the statistician.
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Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes

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I always find that statistics are hard to swallow and impossible to digest. The only one I can ever remember is that if all the people who go to sleep in church were laid end to end they would be a lot more comfortable.
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Mrs. Robert A. Taft Quotes

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The average human has one breast and one testicle.
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Des McHale Quotes

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Then there is the man who drowned crossing a stream with an average depth of six inches.
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W.I.E. Gates Quotes

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

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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.
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Bobby Bragan Quotes

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98% of all statistics are made up.
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Do not put your faith in what statistics say until you have carefully considered what they do not say.
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William W. Watt Quotes

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Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
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Jorge Luis Borges Quotes

The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.
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