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Arthur Conan Doyle
May 22, 1859 - July 7, 1930
Nationality: British
Category: Writer
Subcategory: British Writer

A trusty comrade is always of use; and a chronicler still more so.


When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.


Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.


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

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There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.


When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.


His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.


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.


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


A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem.


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.


Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.


London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.


It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.


Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.


Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk, to quote Thoreau's example.


We can't command our love, but we can our actions.


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.


Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.


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