Evan Esar Quotes

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Silence is the only thing that can't be misquoted!
— Evan Esar
Conversation is a verbal exchange of 90% talking and 10% listening.
— Evan Esar

conversation listening

Anger—the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.
— Evan Esar

anger

Character is what you have left when you've lost everything you can lose.
— Evan Esar

character

Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.
— Evan Esar

oratory

Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
— Evan Esar

statistics

The trouble with the family is that children grow out of childhood, but parents never grow out of parenthood.

family

Think twice before you speak, and then you may be able to say something more insulting than if you spoke right out at once.
— Evan Esar

funny insults

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits that under analysis some of them won't stand up either.
— Evan Esar

statistics