Tag Archives: Arthur Conan Doyle

Investigator quote

12 Jul

An investigator needs facts, and not legends or rumours.

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle 

 

Quote about investigators

Quote about investigators

Hoping for success

12 Jul

One cannot always have the success for which one hopes.

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle 

 

Hoping for success

Hoping for success

Obvious things

11 Jul

The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle 

 

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Quote about justice

11 Jul

The same Justice which punishes sin may also most graciously forgive it, and that no ban is so heavy but that by prayer and repentance it may be removed.

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle 

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Quote about justice

While the individual man is …

26 Feb

While the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty. You can, for example, never foretell what any one man will do, but you can say with precision what an average number will be up to. Individuals vary, but percentages remain constant. So says the statistician. 

The Sign of the four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

Darwin quote about music

25 Feb

Do you remember what Darwin says about music? He claims that the power of producing and appreciating it existed among the human race long before the power of speech was arrived at. Perhaps that is why we are so subtly influenced by it. There are vague memories in our souls of those misty centuries when the world was in its childhood.

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

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Darwin quote about music

Theorizing quote

24 Feb

It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment.

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

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Theorizing quote

Quote about human brain

22 Feb

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 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

burdening mind with small matters

19 Feb

No man burdens his mind with small matters unless he has some very good reason for doing so.

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

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burdening mind with small matters

quote about desultory readers

19 Feb

Desultory readers are seldom remarkable for the exactness of their learning.

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

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quote about desultory readers

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