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Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.  Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.  
:Mark Twain (1835  1910)  :Mark Twain (1835  1910)  
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Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.  Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.  
:Evan Esar (1899  1995)  :Evan Esar (1899  1995)  
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I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.  I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.  
:Sir Winston Churchill (1874  1965)  :Sir Winston Churchill (1874  1965)  
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Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.  Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.  
:Fletcher Knebel  :Fletcher Knebel  
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There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.  There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. 
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