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There was a lady at Santarem--but my lips are sealed. It is the part of a gallant man to say nothing, though he may indicate that he could say a great deal. ~ The Crime of The Brigadier

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My uncle, Mr. Stephen Maple, had been at the same time the most successful and the least respectable of our family, so that we hardly knew whether to take credit for his wealth or to feel ashamed of his position. ~ The Clubfooted Grocer

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"I am that most helpless of living creatures, the son of a millionaire." ~ The Sealed Room

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He had grey eyes, weary, hopeless-looking eyes, proud and yet pathetic, eyes which claimed your pity and yet dared you to show it. ~ The Japanned Box

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An absence of antecedents and of relatives is sometimes an aid rather than an impediment to social advancement . . . ~ The Black Doctor

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Of all ruins, that of a noble mind is the most deplorable. ~ The Adventure of the Dying Detective

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"I feel that there is reason lurking in you somewhere, so we will patiently grope round for it." ~ The Lost World

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" . . . the chief proof of man's real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness." ~ The Sign of the Four

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"There can be no question, my dear Watson, of the value of exercise before breakfast." ~ The Adventure of Black Peter

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"It is always awkward doing business with an alias." ~ The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

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