Sherlock Holmes Quotes

"Man, or at least criminal man, has lost all enterprise and originality. As to my own little practice, it seems to be degenerating into an agency for recovering lost lead pencils and giving advice to young ladies from boarding-schools." ~ The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

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"Here is my monograph upon the tracing of footsteps, with some remarks upon the uses of plaster of Paris as a preserver of impresses. Here, too, is a curious little work upon the influence of a trade upon the form of the hand, with lithotypes of the hands of slaters, sailors, corkcutters, compositors, weavers, and diamond-polishers. That is a matter of great practical interest to the scientific detective,--especially in cases of unclaimed bodies, or in discovering the antecedents of criminals. But I weary you with my hobby." ~ The Sign of The Four

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"I never make exceptions. An exception disproves the rule." ~ The Sign of The Four

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"I would not tell them too much," said Holmes. "Women are never to be entirely trusted,--not the best of them." ~ The Sign of The Four

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"You mentioned your name as if I should recognize it, but I assure you that, beyond the obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a Freemason, and an asthmatic, I know nothing whatever about you." ~ The Adventure of the Norwood Builder

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"This looks like one of those unwelcome social summonses which call upon a man either to be bored or to lie." ~ The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor

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"As a rule, when I have heard some slight indication of the course of events, I am able to guide myself by the thousands of other similar cases which occur to my memory. In the present instance I am forced to admit that the facts are, to the best of my belief, unique." ~ The Red-Headed League

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"In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason backwards. That is a very useful accomplishment, and a very easy one, but people do not practise it much. In the every-day affairs of life it is more useful to reason forwards, and so the other comes to be neglected. There are fifty who can reason synthetically for one who can reason analytically." ~ A Study in Scarlet

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"Draw your chair up and hand me my violin, for the only problem we have still to solve is how to while away these bleak autumnal evenings." ~ The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor

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"One's ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature," he answered. ~ A Study in Scarlet

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