I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is that, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political **statistic**.

The exchange
rate is onlya **statistic**, not a symbol of national honor and
virility.

The death of one is a tragedy, but death of a million is just a **statistic**.