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Ronald Fisher Quotes and Sayings

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Natural selection is not evolution.
- Ronald Fisher

To consult the statistician after an experiment is
finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination.
He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.
- Ronald Fisher

To call in the statistician after the experiment is
done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination:
he may be able to say what the experiment died of.
- Ronald Fisher

In scientific subjects, the natural remedy for dogmatism
has been found in research.
- Ronald Fisher

 

The analysis of variance is not a mathematical theorem,
but rather a convenient method of arranging the arithmetic.
- Ronald Fisher

Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an
exceedingly high degree of improbability.
- Ronald Fisher

The tendency of modern scientific teaching is to neglect the great books,
to lay far too much stress upon relatively unimportant modern work,
and to present masses of detail of doubtful truth and
questionable weight in such a way as to obscure principles.
- Ronald Fisher

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I believe sanity and realism can be restored to the
teaching of Mathematical Statistics most easily and
directly by entrusting such teaching largely to men
and women who have had personal experience of research in the Natural Sciences.
- Ronald Fisher

We have the duty of formulating, of summarizing,
and of communicating our conclusions,
in intelligible form, in recognition of the right of
other free minds to utilize them in making their own decisions.
- Ronald Fisher

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker PHOTO

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

Love is the total absence of fear.
Love asks no questions.
Its natural state is one of extension and expansion,
not comparison and measurement.
- Gerald Jampolsky

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Soar - it's your natural state.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Judge your natural character
by what you do in your dreams.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

The success of love is in the loving -
it is not in the result of loving.
Of course it is natural in love
to want the best for the other person,
but whether it turns out that way or not
does not determine the value of what we have done.
- Mother Teresa

Children are natural Zen masters;
their world is brand new in each and every moment.
- John Bradshaw

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

A mentality of scarcity - of lack -
is the natural consequence of
viewing the world through eyes of fear.
In contrast, when the world is viewed
through eyes of love,
the future becomes unlimited.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
- Lao Tzu

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected
in a cosmic religion for the future:
It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology;
it covers both the natural and the spiritual,
and it is based on a religious sense
aspiring from the experience of all things,
natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
- Albert Einstein

Take time today to appreciate beauty -
natural beauty, art, people.
Slow down, breathe deeply, smile.
It's a beautiful world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have called this principle,
by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved,
by the term of Natural Selection.
- Charles Darwin

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss.
It is originally an unlearned feeling process.
Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
- Anne Grant

Magic is natural to Wizards,
and only a little harder for the rest of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The natural cause of the human mind
is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
- Thomas Jefferson

Breaking up is a natural evolution
when you try to figure out what you want in life.
If you're with an individual
who isn't moving in the same direction
and at the same rate that you are,
it ain't going to work.
- Usher Raymond

Nobody's a natural.
You work hard to get good and then work to get better.
It's hard to stay on top.
- Paul Coffey

The road to freedom lies not through
mysteries or occult performances,
but through the intelligent use
of natural forces and laws.
- Ernest Holmes

Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting
on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother:
the alternatives are all too expensive.
- Ann Oakley

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because
we don't know how to replenish its source.
It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals.
It dies of illness and wounds;
it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
- Anais Nin

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws,
which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Not all is doom and gloom.
We are beginning to understand the natural world and
are gaining a reverence for life -
all life.
- Roger Tory Peterson

If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
- Joan Baez

Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
- Grace Kelly

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

I see humanity now as one vast plant,
needing for its highest fulfillment only love,
the natural blessings of the great outdoors,
and intelligent crossing and selection.
- Luther Burbank

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
- Phillips Brooks

Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural,
religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
- Jack Kingston

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.
When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe.
You relinquish that position to your children.
- Jessica Lange

Humor is a serious thing.
I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources,
which must be preserved at all cost.
- James Thurber

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark;
and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales,
so is the other.
- Francis Bacon

Every known fact in natural science was divined
by the presentiment of somebody,
before it was actually verified.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
Every appearance in nature corresponds to some state of the mind,
and that state of the mind can only be described
by presenting that natural appearance as its picture.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful,
natural, wholesome things that money can buy.
- Steve Martin

The only thing that seems eternal and natural in motherhood is ambivalence.
- Jane Lazarre

An understanding of the natural world and what's in
it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.
- David Attenborough

It's natural for any actor that segues into directing
to be an actor's director.
You know how to relate to the actors.
- Omar Epps

The meat and poultry industries are outstanding industries,
and it's going to be a very natural fit for me.
- Mike Johanns

Fearlessness is like a muscle.
I know from my own life that the more I exercise it
the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.
- Arianna Huffington

And when I stopped doing that and started thinking
about what feels natural and what feels right to me
and started pleasing myself,
then it became good.
- Terrence Howard

Therefore, states are equal in natural rights.
- William H. Seward

Prostration is our natural position.
A worm-like movement from a spot of sunlight to a spot of shade,
and back, is the type of movement that is natural to men.
- Wyndham Lewis

An attitude of philosophic doubt, of suspended judgment,
is repugnant to the natural man.
Belief is an independent joy to him.
- William Minto

I have never been in a natural place and felt that it was a waste of time.
I never have.
And it's a relief.
If I'm walking around a desert or whatever,
every second is worthwhile.
- Viggo Mortensen

It's a natural thing for people to say,
you know, Who's in this book? I find myself get ting a little defensive.
People come along and I'm waiting for that first question.
- Hugh Leonard

Racism is essentially natural, it's old fashioned it's
an evolutionary phase that we're going through.
Ultimately it wont exist.
- Michael Hutchence


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