Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes

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Best 34 Quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle – Page 1 of 2

“A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.”

“Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.”

“Education never ends. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.”

“For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.”

“Healthy scepticism is the basis of all accurate observation.”

“I carry my own church about under my own hat. Bricks and mortar won't make a staircase to heaven. I believe with your Master that the human heart is the best temple.”

“I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.”

“It is not that I think or believe, but that I know.”

“It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.”

“It’s every man’s business to see justice done.”

“Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.”

“Life, it turns out, is infinitely more clever and adaptable than anyone had ever supposed.”

“Of all ghosts the ghosts of our old loves are the worst.”

“Skill is fine, and genius is splendid, but the right contacts are more valuable than either.”

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“The grand thing is to be able to reason backwards.”

“The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods.”

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“He now felt glad at having suffered sorrow and trouble, because it enabled him to enjoy so much better all the pleasure and happiness around him.”

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“The most dangerous condition for a man or a nation is when his intellectual side is more developed than his spiritual. Is that not exactly the condition of the world today?”

“There seems to me to be absolutely no limit to the inanity and credulity of the human race. H*mo Sapiens! H*mo idioticus!”

“There's a light in a woman's eyes that speaks louder than words.”

“To a great mind, nothing is little.”

“When the impossible has been eliminated, all that remains no matter how improbable is possible.”

“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”

A Scandal in Bohemia Quotes

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”

A Scandal in Bohemia

“You see, but you do not observe.”

A Scandal in Bohemia

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Quotes

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Study in Scarlet Quotes

“Where there is no imagination there is no horror.”

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The Adventure of the Three Gables Quotes

“There are always some lunatics about. It would be a dull world without them.”

The Adventure of the Three Gables

The Boscombe Valley Mystery Quotes

“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”

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The Hound of the Baskervilles Quotes

“It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull.”

The Hound of the Baskervilles

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”

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“Mediocrity is my biggest fear. I’m not afraid of total failure because I don’t think that will happen. I’m not afraid of success because that beats the hell out of failure. It’s being in the middle that scares me.”

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