Words of Wisdom Quotes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius. ~ The Valley of Fear

The Valley of Fear Quotes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


A long series of sterile weeks lay behind us, and here at last there was a fitting object for those remarkable powers which, like all special gifts, become irksome to their owner when they are not in use. ~ The Valley of Fear


"The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes." ~ The Hound of the Baskervilles


"I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. Now the skillful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order. It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones." ~ A Study in Scarlet


"It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." ~ The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet

The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet Quotes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


"But he had not that supreme gift of the artist, the knowledge of when to stop." ~ The Adventure of the Norwood Builder


"There are times, young fellah, when every one of us must make a stand for human right and justice, or you never feel clean again." ~ The Lost World


It is decreed by a merciful Nature that the human brain cannot think of two things simultaneously. ~ The Lost World


"What one man can invent another can discover," said Holmes. ~ The Adventure of the Dancing Men


"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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