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


Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change.

Marquis de Sade

An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.

Will Rogers

Ready comprehension is often a knee-jerk response and the most dangerous form of understanding. It blinks an opaque screen over your ablility to learn. The judgemental precedents of law function that way, littering your path with dead ends. Be warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary.

Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, Mentat Fixe

You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in.

Arlo Guthrie

Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.

Benjamin Disraeli

Within a stone's throw of it.

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America: the only country in the world where failing to promote yourself is regarded as being arrogant.

Garry Trudeau »