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Top 100 Statistics And Quotes

#1. As the official statistics would have it, if you're a young, single, white student who rents a flat in Liverpool and regularly visits pubs and clubs, the statistical chances of you not having taken an illegal drug in the last year would be slim to none. Conversely, - Author: Max Daly
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#2. Statistics on the dangers guns pose to the health of their owners and those who live with them suggest that I'd be safer selling my guns than reserving them for 'Tombstone II.' - Author: Walter Kirn
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#3. Ah, marriage. The kind of union we have affects our children infinitely more than the schools we put them in, the activities we sign them up for, or the church we take them to. Our kids are learning relational habits by osmosis, and statistics say they'll likely imitate what they witness at home. - Author: Jen Hatmaker
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#4. ! want to leverage the creativity of researchers across mathematics, statistics, data mining, computer science, biology, medicine, and the public at large. - Author: Tan Le
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#5. There are many ways in which journalists can mislead a reader with science: they can cherry-pick the evidence, or massage the statistics; they can pit hysteria and emotion against cold, bland statements from authority figures. - Author: Ben Goldacre
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#6. Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business. - Author: Zig Ziglar
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#7. I read somewhere that luck is not blind, just illiterate. Luck, I mused, is a palliative for those who don't know probability and statistics. - Author: Orhan Pamuk
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#8. You try to be as original as you can be without thinking about statistics. You just go from the soul and from the heart. - Author: Michael Jackson
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#9. The non-scientist in the street probably has a clearer notion of physics, chemistry and biology than of statistics, regarding statisticians as numerical philatelists, mere collector of numbers. - Author: Stephen Senn
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#10. The idea that you have to avoid teaching evolution or pretend you're not teaching it is unique in the industrial world. And the statistics are mind-boggling. Roughly half the population think the world was created a couple thousand years ago. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#11. If the universe was scientific and just left to itself, then we'd have statistical probabilities to rely on. But once people are involved it sometimes becomes much more problematic because they're erratic. People do crazy things that don't make sense. - Author: Sara Sheridan
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#12. I work on the boundary between economics and statistics in this field called econometrics. Part of my interest is understanding how you use statistics in productive ways to analyze dynamic economic models. - Author: Lars Peter Hansen
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#13. The mathematician requires tact and good taste at every step of his work, and he has to learn to trust to his own instinct to distinguish between what is really worthy of his efforts and what is not. - Author: James Whitbread Lee Glaisher
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#14. No scientist is as model minded as is the statistician; in no other branch of science is the word model as often and consciously used as in statistics. - Author: Hans Freudenthal
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#15. Moreover, statistics can be deceiving: the growth of jobs in the US in the 90s was due to many part-time jobs, with no benefits and generally low pay. - Author: David Korten
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#16. The subtleties of mathematics defecate the grossness of our apprehension, and supply the elements of a sounder and severer logic. - Author: William Godwin
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#17. Ultimately, your economy has to be measured in the real eyes of real people, not simply in statistics that appear in newspapers about the unemployment rate and so forth. - Author: Marco Rubio
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#18. According to new statistics, Pope Francis is the most talked about person on the Internet. And not only that, he has the most viewed profile on Christian Mingle. - Author: Conan O'Brien
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#19. I swear on my children's lives that I never look at the statistics or look at beating anyone's records. All I do is look to improve but not compete against any record. I want to win trophies and score goals because that's my job as a forward. - Author: Luis Suarez
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#20. Everything you do is measured by stats and it is difficult to keep your identity as a person out of the game. It can swallow you whole if you let yourself be engulfed by your statistics. - Author: Ben Zobrist
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#21. History cannot be reduced to a set of statistics and probabilities. - Author: Alan Greenspan
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#22. Between 1950 and 1951, I worked as a temporary employee in the Cologne Bureau of Statistics. From summer 1951 on, I have lived as a freelance writer with a fixed postal address in Cologne but with a continually shifting place of work. - Author: Heinrich Boll
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#23. Gately's snapped to the fact that people of a certain age and level of like life-experience believe they're immortal: college students and alcoholics/addicts are the worst: they deep-down believe they're exempt from the laws of physics and statistics that ironly govern everybody else. - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#24. In addition, when a neighborhood's crime victims are portrayed as victims-sympathetically and without blame, as humans rather than as statistics-people living in other parts of the city are more inclined to support social services for the area, which in turn can reduce the crime rate. - Author: Barry Glassner
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#25. The statistics John Wesson has compiled in The Science of Soccer show that Premiership football players are vastly more likely to have been born in the first half of the school year. These were the biggest boys in the class and were thus selected for the school team. How fair is that? - Author: Daniel Finkelstein
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#26. When you boil down the real facts and statistics of what carbon dioxide is doing to this planet ... to not feel like you have to do something ... I don't think you're human. - Author: A. J. Buckley
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#27. The object of mathematical rigor is to sanction and legitimize the conquests of intuition, and there was never any other object for it. - Author: Jacques Hadamard
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#28. The pulpit and the optimist are always talking about the human race's steady march toward ultimate perfection. As usual, they leave out the statistics. It is the pulpit's way - the optimist's way. - Author: Mark Twain
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#29. Staring us in the face is the desperate plight of the poor. We don't need statistics to tell us that. They are flesh and blood people like ourselves, often out of work, forced out of rented premises, without money and without food. - Author: Eva Burrows
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#30. Normal is enormously susceptible to swinging with the gusts of politics and history. Disguised as scientific and fixed, it is subjective and protean. That is why I used the word normative above, a term derived from statistics, simply meaning what most people do. - Author: Adam Levine
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#31. It's great that I can look up a fact instantly on my cellphone, but I miss the days in my room with a dog-eared, text-heavy paperback, immersed in the statistics of crime and punishment and lunacy, completely alone with the narrative of human depravity. - Author: Russell Smith
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#32. It is frighteningly bizarre to hear myself described this way; a set of statistics, a musical instrument, and nothing more. - Author: Amy Ewing
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#33. There are three types of lies
lies, damn lies, and statistics. - Author: Benjamin Disraeli
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#34. We must be both rational and intellectual, both analytic and imaginative, utilizing both statistics and insight. - Author: Lloyd
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#35. Medical statistics will be our standard of measurement: we will weigh life for life and see where the dead lie thicker, among the workers or among the privileged. - Author: Rudolf Virchow
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#36. Baseball is not a lot of statistics to me. It's blood and tears. - Author: Laraine Day
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#37. We all know that Americans love their statistics - in sport, obviously. And in finance too. - Author: Evan Davis
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#38. Most memoirs about alcoholism, promiscuity, and addiction are deep, sobering tales full of scars that will never heal and include alarming statistics and reflection about recovery.
This is not one of those memoirs. - Author: Kate Madison
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#39. The only useful function of a statistician is to make predictions, and thus to provide a basis for action. - Author: W. Edwards Deming
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#40. But we must not underestimate the potency of the mathematical process of abstraction. A surprising variety of things happen to have both magnitude and direction and to combine according to the parallelogram law; and many of them are not at all reminiscent of journeys. - Author: Banesh Hoffmann
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#41. Society and medicine treat us all as members of populations, whereas as individuals we are all unique, and population statistics do not apply. - Author: Craig Venter
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#42. And as for Mixed Mathematics, I may only make this prediction, that there cannot fail to be more kinds of them, as nature grows further disclosed. - Author: Francis Bacon
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#43. Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind is vulnerable to many fallacies and illusions because of its reliance on its memory for vivid anecdotes rather than systematic statistics. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#44. The importance of infinite processes for the practical exigencies of technical life can hardly be overemphasized. Practically all applications of arithmetic to geometry, mechanics, physics and even statistics involve these processes directly and indirectly. - Author: Tobias Dantzig
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#45. We encounter regression to the mean almost every day of our lives. We should try to anticipate it, recognize it, and not be fooled by it. - Author: Gary Smith
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#46. There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up. - Author: Rex Stout
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#47. [I]t would be a niceness that was enforced leniently, patiently and gracefully, with the sort of unflappable self-certainty [they] couldn't help displaying when all its statistics proved that it really was doing the right thing. - Author: Iain M. Banks
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#48. Statistics prove that teenage Internet gambling is the fastest growing addiction of the day,akin to drug and alcohol abuse in the 1930s, ... It's pernicious, it's evil, it's certainly one that feeds on those who are the weakest members of society and ... that's the young and the poor. - Author: David Robertson
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#49. Well, first of all the Dominion Bureau of Statistics made a survey in the spring of 1970, which showed that on balance the difference in the cost of living between Canadian cities and American cities was 5 % to the advantage, of course, to the Canadian cities. - Author: Leonard Woodcock
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#50. It is worth looking closer and remembering something Marcos Alvito told me: Statistics are like a bikini. They show so much, but they hide the most important parts. - Author: Dave Zirin
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#51. In the end we won't be judged as a society solely by our growth statistics or economic activity graphs. We will be judged by the quality of the life that we foster for all members of the community and the compassion we show for the disadvantaged. - Author: Carmen Lawrence
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#52. With the destruction of history, contemporary events themselves retreat into a remote and fabulous realm of unverifiable stories, uncheckable statistics, unlikely explanations and untenable reasoning. - Author: Guy Debord
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#53. I think all of us certainly believed the statistics which said that probably 88% chance of mission success and maybe 96% chance of survival. And we were willing to take those odds. - Author: Alan Shepard
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#54. There has been this - and it's reflected in the broadcasts - this moronic use of statistics. Which has suggested to everyone who is intelligent the use of statistics is moronic. - Author: Michael Lewis
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#55. In a world with amazing amounts of statistics and demographics available, If you don't utilize foresight, statistics, demographics, projections and predictions the competition will. - Author: Akutra-Ramses Atenosis Cea
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#56. Theories are just fantasies. And they change. - Author: Michael Crichton
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#57. Calculus required continuity, and continuity was supposed to require the infinitely little; but nobody could discover what the infinitely little might be. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#58. It comes as no surprise that average Americans have a different perception of the economy than (US President) George W. Bush and his friends. They can play around with statistics as much as they want, but it's clear that we have an unfair distribution of wealth. - Author: Kenneth Rogoff
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#59. I was 16 when I entered the foster system, and know firsthand the statistics for 'aging out.' - Author: Angela Featherstone
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#60. We [women] have borne and bred and washed and taught, perhaps to the age of six or seven years, the one thousand six hundred and twenty-three million human beings who are, according to statistics, at present in existence, and that ... takes time. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#61. It is an old and ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way; and we grasp more fiercely at research, statistics, and technical aids in sex when we have lost the values and meaning of love. - Author: Rollo May
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#62. By a combination of formal training and self study, the latter continuing systematically well into the 1940s, I was able to gain a broad base of knowledge in economics and political science, together with reasonable skills in advanced mathematics, symbolic logic, and mathematical statistics. - Author: Herbert A. Simon
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#63. Data-driven statistics has the danger of isolating statistics from the rest of the scientific and mathematical communities by not allowing valuable cross-pollination of ideas from other fields. - Author: Lawrence Shepp
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#64. A lot of data, whether it's imagery or other kinds of things, work really well when it's geographically laid out. I'm talking about imagery, statistics, incidents and other things that happen around the globe. - Author: Jefferson Han
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#65. According to FBI statistics for 2008, only 22 percent of murder victims were killed by strangers. More than 30 percent were slain by family members, boyfriends, and girlfriends. Nearly half of all murders were committed by friends, neighbors, and casual acquaintances. - Author: Alafair Burke
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#66. How many murders are committed in Gauteng, or in the Western Cape, in a month? A week? A day? An hour? But of course we are not allowed to know for sure. In close and direct imitation of his apartheid models, Selebi ensures that no statistics about crime may be published regularly in the press. - Author: Thabo Mbeki
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#67. Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death. - Author: Hilaire Belloc
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#68. The true foundation of theology is to ascertain the character of God. It is by the aid of Statistics that law in the social sphere can be ascertained and codified, and certain aspects of the character of God thereby revealed. The study of statistics is thus a religious service. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#69. Maybe a nation that consumes as much booze and dope as we do and has our kind of divorce statistics should pipe down about "character issues." - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#70. I am 5 ft 6 in, and at my peak, my vital statistics were 37-22-35. I didn't even think about my weight - but now I work hard at keeping healthy. Fortunately, my husband Richie is as much of a fitness buff as I am. - Author: Raquel Welch
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#71. When I'm sitting around watching a game with some friends, and we're all excited, and Jordan is driving in, we might say, 'Come on Mike, break me off a little somethin'-somethin'.' I decided to take that and translate it into what I do on 'SportsCenter.' Just add statistics. - Author: Stuart Scott
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#72. In our day, computer technology and the proliferation of books on CD-ROM have not affected - as far as statistics show - the production and sale of books in their old-fashioned codex form. - Author: Alberto Manguel
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#73. Statistics is like a high-caliber weapon: helpful when used correctly and potentially disastrous in the wrong hands. - Author: Charles Wheelan
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#74. Forget the statistics ... we have to do more. You cannot look these children in the eye and see how desperate is their situation without wanting to help. - Author: Liam Neeson
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#75. That 95 per cent. fail of those who start in business upon their own account seems incredible, and yet such are said to be the statistics upon the subject. - Author: Andrew Carnegie
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#76. There are lies, damned lies and statistics. - Author: Mark Twain
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#77. One of the best ways of avoiding necessary and even urgent tasks is to seem to be busily employed on things that are already done. - Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
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#78. After years of finding mathematics easy, I finally reached integral calculus and came up against a barrier. I realized that this was as far as I could go, and to this day I have never successfully gone beyond it in any but the most superficial way. - Author: Isaac Asimov
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#79. Marke all Mathematicall heades, which be onely and wholy bent to those sciences, how solitarie they be themselues, how vnfit to liue with others, & how vnapte to serue in the world. - Author: Roger Ascham
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#80. Our social and economic statistics are telling us what we already know in our hearts: we have created a world that works for only a few. To change this, we must learn to act toward each other and our environment in profoundly different ways. - Author: Vaclav Havel
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#81. Understanding men or ideas or movements, or the outlooks of individuals or groups, is not reducible to a sociological classification into types of behaviour with predictions based on scientific experiment and carefully tabulated statistics of observations. - Author: Isaiah Berlin
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#82. And of course, Japan, with the highest suicide statistics in the world, a country with an unquenchable thirst for the bizarre, the cruel and the terrible, would provide the perfect last refuge for him. - Author: Ian Fleming
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#83. People are going to die," he said flatly. "It's statistics." Then he got up and left the room. - Author: Kevin Powers
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#84. I think that having good data, good statistics-and the United States generally has better macroeconomic statistics than most countries-and having good economists to interpret those data and present the policy alternatives, has a substantially beneficial effect on policymaking in the United States. - Author: Ben Bernanke
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#85. I view the work I've done related to statistics and economics as, roughly speaking, how to do something without having to do everything. - Author: Lars Peter Hansen
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#86. All those statistics that you are gathering about your own experiences and about others are only about how somebody has flowed Energy. It isn't about any hard fast reality. - Author: Esther Hicks
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#87. The statistics about reading are particularly discouraging: The average software developer, for example, doesn't own a single book on the subject of his or her work, and hasn't ever read one. - Author: Tom DeMarco
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#88. The empiric easily degenerates into the quack. He does not know where his knowledge begins or leaves off, and so when he gets beyond routine conditions he begins to pretend-to make claims for which there is no justification, and to trust to luck and to ability to impose upon others-to "bluff." - Author: John Dewey
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#89. To me, the main weakness of EDA is its failure to enquire why the data were collected in the first place and its consequent tendency to apply ingenious methods largely because they are so attractively ingenious. - Author: Michael Healy
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#90. Coughs seem very common here, especially among the children, though people look strong and healthy, but in the absence of proper statistics one cannot undertake to say whether the district is a healthy one or not. - Author: Edward Burnett Tylor
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#91. However, don't let these statistics mislead you, gang violence is not limited to California and or big urban areas - that might have been true a while ago but it is no longer the case today. - Author: Bob Filner
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#92. Most likely because the majority of the receptionists have gone home, to a sick partner according to statistics, in the country with the shortest working hours in the world, the biggest health budget and the highest proportion of sick leave. - Author: Jo Nesbo
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#93. In a high tech world the cure for the tragic shortcomings and perilous fallacies of human intuition is education, but education in economics, evolutionary biology, probability and statistics - unfortunately most High School and College curricula have barely changed since Medieval times! - Author: Steven Pinker
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#94. The statistics show that when you've done something for so long, it'll either be, yeah, you're slowing down, or someone's doing it better. But physically, I feel great. More than that, it's mental and spiritual. - Author: Steven Lopez
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#95. I think it can be really powerful, and one of the reasons I love making films is I do feel they can reach beyond the statistics and the numbers and the complexities of a particular issue and really highlight the humanity in a way that an article or newspaper story might not be able to do. - Author: Rory Kennedy
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#96. If they would only do as he did and publish posthumously we should all be saved a lot of trouble. - Author: Maurice Kendall
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#97. Calculus is one course you can come with to your parents and say, I am dropping it. And they'll understand. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#98. I always thought that if those psychic phone lines were for real, I could just call them and not say a word and the psychic on the other end of the phone would rattle off my vital statistics, then tell me all about my future. - Author: Jeff Belanger
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#99. Inability is often the mother of restriction, and restriction is the great mother of inventive performance. - Author: Holger Czukay
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#100. The Government are very keen on amassing statistics - they collect them, add them, raise them to the nth power, take the cube root and prepare wonderful diagrams. - Author: Josiah Stamp
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