Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a doctor and famous British writer, creator of the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. He left medicine to focus on his role as a writer, performing numerous works that include stories of science fiction, historical novel, poetry and theater.
Famous quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle
The main proof of man's true greatness lies in the perception of his own smallness.
I have learned to never ridicule the opinion of any man, as strange as it may seem.
The emotional qualities are antagonistic to clear the reasoning.
Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest of the endings.
There are always some crazy around. It would be a boring world without them.
All life is a great chain, nature shows us a link to it every time.
I confess that I have been blinder than a mole, but it is better to learn late than never to learn.
Life is infinitely more strange than everything that the mind of man can invent.
Of all the ruins, that of a noble mind is the most deplorable.
The love for books is one of the most chosen gifts of the gods.
The world is full of obvious things that no one by chance ever observes.
Of all the ghosts, the ghosts of our former loves are the worst.
Anything is better than stagnation.
The future meets Destiny. The present is ours now.
Mediocrity recognizes nothing superior to itself; But talent instantly recognizes genius.
There is a light in the eyes of a woman who speaks louder than words.
"They say that genius is an infinite ability to take appropriate measures," he said with a smile. "It's a very bad definition, but it applies to research work."
… But it is better to learn wisdom late than never to learn it at all.
I am an omnivorous reader with a non-volatile memory for strange little things.
It is no use feeding on hope and then disabling yourself.
Life is infinitely smarter and more adaptable than anyone had ever imagined.
The whole truth is better than the indefinite doubt.
My life goes by in a long effort to escape the common places of existence. These little problems help me to do it.
The unexpected has happened so many times in my life that it has ceased to deserve the name.
I hate the boring routine of existence.
When everything that is impossible has been removed, what remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
What one man can invent, another can discover.
For a great mind, nothing is small.
A man always finds it difficult to realize why he may have lost a woman's love, no matter how bad he has treated her.
It is a fatal error to theorize before having data.
Never trust general impressions, boy, focus on the details.
We cannot command our love, but our actions.
I never make assumptions. That is a disgusting habit, which destroys the power to reason.
There is nothing more misleading than an obvious fact.
A woman's impression may be more valuable than a reasonable analysis.
Imported truths are not popular.
I am a brain, Watson. The rest of my body is a mere appendix.
You see, but do not observe.
I never guess. It is a destructive habit that clashes with the logic of the professional.
It has long been an axiom for me that small things are by far the most important.
It is as dangerous to take a cub away from a tiger as to take a woman away from an illusion.
I have often gained real understanding of the nature of parents by studying their children.
Jealousy is a strange transformer of character.
It has long been my axiom that small things are infinitely the most important.
A customer is for me a simple unit, a factor in the problem.
No man overwhelms his mind with minor problems, unless he has a very good reason to do so.
The press, Watson, is a very valuable institution, if you know how to use it.
In my view, based on my experience, the lowest neighborhoods in London do not present a more terrible record of sin than the smiling and beautiful countryside.
I believe that, originally, a person's brain is like a small empty attic in which you have to put the furniture you prefer.
I can never resist a touch of the dramatic.
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