Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished. Daniel Gilbert, American psychologist, author of Stumbling on Happiness.
The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution. Bertrand Russell, 1872-1970, British philosopher and Nobel laureate.
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).