Sherlock Holmes Quotes

"I must take the view, your Grace, that when a man embarks upon a crime, he is morally guilty of any other crime which may spring from it." ~ The Adventure of the Priory School

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"Come, Watson, come!" he cried. The game is afoot." ~ The Adventure of the Abbey Grange

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"Once or twice in my career I feel that I have done more real harm by my discovery of the criminal than ever he had done by his crime. I have learned caution now, and I had rather play tricks with the law of England than with my own conscience." ~ The Adventure of the Abbey Grange

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"And yet the motives of women are so inscrutable. You remember the woman at Margate whom I suspected for the same reason. No powder on her nose -- that proved to be the correct solution. How can you build on such a quicksand? Their most trivial action may mean volumes, or their most extraordinary conduct may depend upon a hairpin or a curling tongs." ~ The Adventure of the Second Stain

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"It is a capital mistake to theorize in advance of the facts." ~ The Adventure of the Second Stain

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"I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner." ~ The Man with the Twisted Lip

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"Amid the action and reaction of so dense a swarm of humanity, every possible combination of events may be expected to take place, and many a little problem will be presented which may be striking and bizarre without being criminal." ~ The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

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"On the contrary, Watson, you can see everything. You fail, however, to reason from what you see. You are too timid in drawing your inferences." ~ The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

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"Tut! tut!" cried Sherlock Holmes. "You must act, man, or you are lost. Nothing but energy can save you. This is no time for despair." ~ The Five Orange Pips

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"Singularity is almost invariably a clue. The more featureless and commonplace a crime is, the more difficult it is to bring it home." ~ The Boscombe Valley Mystery

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