Facts about Arthur Conan Doyle

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Arthur Conan Doyle was a famous Writer from United Kingdom, who lived between May 22, 1859 and July 7, 1930. He/she became 71 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 34 quotes who is written / told by Arthur.

Related authors: Oliver Wendell Holmes

Famous quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle (34)


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"Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting"
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"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth"
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"We can't command our love, but we can our actions"
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"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 a series of incidents should be able to accurately state all the other ones, both before and after"
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"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 are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify"
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"Any truth is better than indefinite doubt"
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"A trusty comrade is always of use; and a chronicler still more so"
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"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 away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it"
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"A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem"
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"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 must have been really intolerable"
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"The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside"
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"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 chain of events which led up to it but also all the results which would follow from it"
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"Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them"
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"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 longer working career than most of his brethren"
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"Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature"
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"Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth"
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"Of all ghosts the ghosts of our old loves are the worst"
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"Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person"
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"My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation"
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"Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius"
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"London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained"
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"It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth"
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"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data"
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"It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important"
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"I never guess. It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty"
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"I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner"
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"I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children"
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"I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose"
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"How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"
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"His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge"
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"From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other"
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"For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination"
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"Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones"
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"Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk, to quote Thoreau's example"


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