Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.
One can't say that figures lie. But figures, as used in financial arguments, seem to have the bad habit of expressing a small part of the truth forcibly, and neglecting the other part, as do some people we know.
There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.
July 4. Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day than in all the other days of the year put together. This proves, by the number left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so.