Arthur Conan Doyle
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Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life, although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40, had, fortunately for the world, a…
A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem.
Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.
Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which…
To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is…
Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person.
I never guess. It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty.
There is nothing more unaesthetic than a policeman.
His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.
When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.
A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put…
You will, I am sure, agree with me that… if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the length of the first one…
For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
As Cuvier could correctly describe a whole animal by the contemplation of a single bone, so the observer who has thoroughly understood one link in…
The ideal reasoner, he remarked, would, when he had once been shown a single fact in all its bearings, deduce from it not only all…
The most difficult crime to track is the one which is purposeless.
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