The Novels of Sherlock Holmes Quotes

"There's more work to be got out of one of those little beggars than out of a dozen of the force," Holmes remarked. "The mere sight of an official-looking person seals men's lips. These youngsters, however, go everywhere and hear everything. They are as sharp as needles, too; all they want is organization." ~ A Study in Scarlet

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"The best way of successfully acting a part is to be it," said Holmes. ~ The Adventure of the Dying Detective

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Mrs. Hudson, the landlady of Sherlock Holmes, was a long-suffering woman. Not only was her first-floor flat invaded at all hours by throngs of singular and often undesirable characters but her remarkable lodger showed an eccentricity and irregularity in his life which must have sorely tried her patience. His incredible untidiness, his addiction to music at strange hours, his occasional revolver practice within doors, his weird and often malodorous scientific experiments, and the atmosphere of violence and danger which hung around him made him the very worst tenant in London. ~ The Adventure of the Dying Detective

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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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" . . . 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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"I trust that age doth not wither nor custom stale my infinite variety." ~ The Adventure of the Empty House

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"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact." ~ The Boscombe Valley Mystery

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"Should you care to add the case to your annals, my dear Watson," said Holmes that evening, "it can only be as an example of that temporary eclipse to which even the best-balanced mind may be exposed. Such slips are common to all mortals, and the greatest is he who can recognize and repair them." ~ The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

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