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Quotations From SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

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  • 31.
    All other men are specialists, but his specialism is omniscience.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in His Last Bow, "The Bruce-Partington Plans," (1917). Referring to his brother, Mycroft.
  • 32.
    To the man who loves art for its own sake,... it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1891).
  • 33.
    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.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Man with the Twisted Lip," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1891).

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  • 34.
    We have much to hope from the flowers.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Naval Treaty," The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1892).

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  • 35.
    Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Speckled Band," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892). Having driven a poisonous snake to return fatally upon its owner, Dr. Grimesby Roylott.

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  • 36.
    The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, "Copper Beeches," (1892).

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  • 37.
    Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "A Scandal in Bohemia," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1891).

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  • 38.
    There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1891).
  • 39.
    Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Yellow Face," The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1892).

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  • 40.
    Beyond the obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a Freemason, and an asthmatic, I know nothing whatever about you.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, "The Norwood Butler," (1894).
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