Quotes by Sir Ronald A. Fisher

Our view. . . is that it is an essential characteristic of experimentation that it is carried out with limited resources, and an essential part of the subject of experimental design to ascertain how these should be best applied; or, in particular, to which causes of disturbance care should be given, and which ought to be deliberately ignored.

Sir Ronald A. Fisher

Other Great Authors


The essence of all jokes, of all comedy, seems to be an honest or well intended halfness; a non performance of that which is pretended to be performed, at the same time that one is giving loud pledges of performance. The balking of the intellect, is comedy and it announces itself in the pleasant spasms we call laughter.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long as we focus on the outside, there will always be that empty, hungry, lost place inside that needs to be filled.

Shakti Gawain

Were we faultless, we would not derive such satisfaction from remarking the faults of others.

La Rochefoucauld

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.

Marilyn Ferguson

It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it

Eleanor H. Porter

Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.

Albert Einstein, quoted in New York Times, March 13, 1940 »

It isn't that they can't see the solution. It's that they can't see the problem.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton »