Arthur Conan Doyle quotes

Who is Arthur Conan Doyle?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was an English writer known for inventing the detective duo Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

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Arthur Conan Doyle quotes

“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.”

Arthur Conan Doyle

“Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.”

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

“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.”

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

“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.”

Arthur Conan Doyle A Scandal in Bohemia

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

Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.”

Arthur Conan Doyle The Return of Sherlock Holmes

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.”

Arthur Conan Doyle The Valley of Fear

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

“The chief proof of man's real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness.”

Arthur Conan Doyle The Sign of Four

“The emotional qualities are antagonistic to clear reasoning.”

Arthur Conan Doyle The Sign of the Four

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

“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?”

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles

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

Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventure of the Three Gables

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

Arthur Conan Doyle The Boscombe Valley Mystery

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

“To a great mind, nothing is little.”

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

“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.”

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle Study in Scarlet

“You see, but you do not observe.”

Arthur Conan Doyle A Scandal in Bohemia