Quote of the Day: Drunks and Lamp-Posts

by John Washington on January 9, 2020

Politicians use statistics in the same way that a drunk uses lamp-posts—for support rather than illumination.

Andrew Lang, 1844-1912, Scottish poet, critic, anthropologist; best known for collecting folk and fairy tales like those of the Brothers Grimm. (quote often mis-attributed–in my estimation–to Mark Twain).

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