Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on crime, doctors, and knowledge

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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: The Speckled Band

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on facts, justice, and observation

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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of Four, ch. 1, 1890.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on emptiness

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. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet, ch. 2, 1887.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on books, good, and life

It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in Through the Magic Door, 1908

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on libraries and rest

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.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Adv. of Sherlock Holmes: Five Orange Pips

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on agreement

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.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Valley of Fear, 1894.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on problems

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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of Four, ch. 2, 1890.

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