Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes

Who the Heck is Arthur Conan Doyle?

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

Born May 22, 1859
Died July 07, 1930

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Best 34 Quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle

“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 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.”

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“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.”

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

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

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“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.”

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

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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?”

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

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“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.”

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“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

"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.”

Arthur Conan Doyle
A Scandal in Bohemia

“You see, but you do not observe.”

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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.”

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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

"Study in Scarlet" Quotes

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

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Study in Scarlet

"The Adventure of the Three Gables" Quotes

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

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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 Boscombe Valley Mystery

"The Hound of the Baskervilles" Quotes

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

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

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

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

"The Return of Sherlock Holmes" Quotes

“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

"The Sign of Four" Quotes

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

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The Sign of Four

"The Sign of the Four" Quotes

“The emotional qualities are antagonistic to clear reasoning.”

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The Sign of the Four

"The Valley of Fear" Quotes

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

Arthur Conan Doyle
The Valley of Fear