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A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.
I could prove God statistically.
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Like other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from non-practitioners.
Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
Round numbers are always false.
Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.
He used statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts; for support rather than illumination.
I will stand on, and continue to use, the figures I have used, because I believe they are correct. Now, I'm not going to deny that you don't now and then slip up on something; no one bats a thousand.
There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up, and the kind you make up.
Statistically, the probability of any of us being here is so small that you'd think the mere fact of existing would keep us all in contented dazzlement of surprise.
Often statistics are used as a drunken man uses lamp posts... for support rather than illumination.

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