Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.
Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) French sociologist, and philosopher.
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.
Round numbers are always false.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.
There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.
Often statistics are used as a drunken man uses lamp posts... for support rather than illumination.