Posted by Bob on January 29, 2006
In Reply to: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics" posted by Smokey Stover on January 26, 2006
: : Who said "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics"?
: Benjamin Disraeli said it, and was quoted to good effect by Mark Twain. I say "to good effect" because most people probably attribute it to Twain. It's his kind of remark. SS
Interesting article on how the quote can't be reliably traced back to Disraeli at http://www1c.btwebworld.com/quote-unquote/p0000149.htm
there's more in the article as well.