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    It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    There are always some lunatics about. It would be a dull world without them.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: world 
     
    We can't command our love, but we can our actions.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: action 
     
    Keep your revolver near you night and day, and never relax your precautions.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: night 
     
    The unexpected has happened so continually in my life that it has ceased to deserve the name.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    There is no scent so pleasant to my nostrils as that faint, subtle reek which comes from an ancient book.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: book 
     
    I wanted to end the world but,I'll settle for ending yours.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: world 
     
    It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: people  power  genius 
     
    There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: facts 
     
    Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: men  mind  invent 
     
    The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: chance  world 
     
    Your life is not your own. Keep your hands off it.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    The chief proof of man's real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: truth  doubt 
     
    When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: work  thoughts  dark  hope  spirit  worth 
     
    It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    The most dangerous condition for a man or a nation is when his intellectual side is more developed than his spiritual. Is that not exactly the condition of the world today?
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: talent  genius 
     
    A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: people  sad  dog  dangerous 
     
    Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: women 
     
    To a great mind, nothing is little,' remarked Holmes, sententiously.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: mind 
     
    ...it is only when a man goes out into the world with the thought that there are heroisms all round him, and with the desire all alive in his heart to follow any which may come within sight of him, that he breaks away... from the life he knows, and ventures forth into the wonderful mystic twilight land where lie the great adventures and the great rewards.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    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.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: time  justice  young  human  right 
     
    My mind rebels at stagnation, give me problems, give me work!
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: problem  mind 
     
    I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    Critics kind never mind! Critics flatter no matter! Critics blame all the same! Do your best damn the rest!
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    Of all ghosts the ghosts of our old loves are the worst.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: ghost 
     
    You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: heart  thoughts 
     
    The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: present  beautiful  sin 
     
    Come, Watson, come!" he cried. The game is afoot.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: games 
     
    It is not that I think or believe, but that I know.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: believe 
     
    There is a danger there - a very real danger to humanity. Consider, Watson, that the material, the sensual, the worldly would all prolong their worthless lives. The spiritual would not avoid the call to something higher. It would be the survival of the least fit. What sort of cesspool may not our poor world become?
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    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.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: time  facts 
     
    If in 100 years I am only known as the man who invented Sherlock Holmes then I will have considered my life a failure.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: failure  men  year 
     
    As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: crimes  rules 
     
    There are heroisms all round us waiting to be done.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    Life, it turns out, is infinitely more clever and adaptable than anyone had ever supposed.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    When once your point of view is changed, the very thing which was so damning becomes a clue to the truth.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: truth 
     
    It's every man's business to see justice done.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: justice  business 
     
    You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion.
    — Arthur Conan Doyle
    tags: silence  companion  gift 
     
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    arthur conan doyle
    Birth    : May 22, 1859
    Death  : July 7, 1930
    Occupation  : Physician