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Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.
-- Frank Barkow

One of my favorites:

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
-- Douglas Adams

Those who know how to win are more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories.
--- Polybius

Experience is a hard teacher, because the test is given first, the lesson afterwards.
~~~ Vernon Lawson

The only reason many people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory."
-- Paul Dontee

The only reason many people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory."
-- Paul Dontee

He was lost in thought - fortunately, he did not have far to travel
-- Goon Show (and various)

The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority.
The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority.
The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
~~~ A. A. Milne