65 Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes On Success In Life

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL was a British writer and physician. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 for A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and fifty-six short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Sherlock Holmes stories are considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. This Arthur Conan Doyle quotes on success in life.

Best Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes

  1. “Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle”The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. “You see, but you do not observe.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. “When the impossible has been eliminated, all that remains no matter how improbable is possible.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle quotes about impossible
  5. “Healthy skepticism is the basis of all accurate observation.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

  6. “There are no fools so troublesome as those who have some wit.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. “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
  8. “What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is, what can you make people believe that you have done?” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  9. “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, Arthur Conan Doyle quotes bicycle
  10. “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
  11. “Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

  12. “Skill is fine, and genius is splendid, but the right contacts are more valuable than either.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  13. “Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  14. “It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  15. “Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  16. “There seems to me to be absolutely no limit to the inanity and credulity of the human race. Homo Sapiens! Homo idioticus!” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  17. “There’s a light in a woman’s eyes that speaks louder than words.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  18. “There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

  19. “There are always some lunatics about. It would be a dull world without them.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  20. “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  21. “It’s every man’s business to see justice done.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  22. “The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle quotes about love
  23. “When once your point of view is changed, the very thing which was so damning becomes a clue to the truth.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  24. “Life, it turns out, is infinitely more clever and adaptable than anyone had ever supposed.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  25. “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  26. “It is not that I think or believe, but that I know.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

  27. “The unexpected has happened so continually in my life that it has ceased to deserve the name.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  28. “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
  29. “The most difficult crime to track is the one which is purposeless.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  30. “It is a mistake to confound strangeness with mystery.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  31. “How sweet the morning air is! …How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  32. “You yourself may not be luminous, but you are a conductor of light.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

  33. “The chief proof of man’s real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  34. “Of all ghosts the ghosts of our old loves are the worst.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  35. “One must wait till it comes.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  36. “Where there is no imagination there is no horror.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  37. “Of all ruins, that of a noble mind is the most deplorable.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  38. “I have mastered the principles of several religions. They have all shocked me by the violence which I should have to do to my reason to accept the dogmas of any one of them.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  39. “There is no satisfaction in vengeance unless the offender has time to realize who it is that strikes him, and why retribution has come upon him.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  40. “I think there are certain crimes which the law cannot touch, and which therefore, to some extent, justify private revenge.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  41. “The grand thing is to be able to reason backwards.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

  42. “We balance probabilities and choose the most likely. It is the scientific use of the imagination.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  43. “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
  44. “It is more than possible; it is probable.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle”Keep your revolver near you night and day, and never relax your precautions.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  45. “I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  46. “We can’t command our love, but we can our actions.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

  47. “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
  48. “I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  49. “Critics kind never mind! Critics flatter no matter! Critics blame all the same! Do your best damn the rest!” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  50. “To let the brain work without sufficient material is like racing an engine. It racks itself to pieces.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  51. “For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  52. “Your life is not your own. Keep your hands off it.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

  53. “Jealousy is a strange transformer of characters.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  54. “It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  55. “I carry my own church about under my own hat,” said I. “Bricks and mortar won’t make a staircase to heaven. I believe with your Master that the human heart is the best temple.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  56. “My dear Watson,” said [Sherlock Holmes], “I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues. To the logician all things should be seen exactly as they are, and to underestimate one’s self is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one’s own powers.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  57. “There is no scent so pleasant to my nostrils as that faint, subtle reek which comes from an ancient book.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  58. “To a great mind, nothing is little,’ remarked Holmes, sententiously.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

  59. “When such men, who are beyond hope and fear, begin in their dim minds to see the source their woes, it may be an evil time for those who have wronged them. The weak man becomes strong when he has nothing, for then only can he feel the wild, mad thrill of despair.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  60. “My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people do not know.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  61. “You cannot see the lettuce and the dressing without suspecting a salad.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

  62. “There is nothing in which deduction is so necessary as in religion,” said he, leaning with his back against the shutters. “It can be built up as an exact science by the reasoner. Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  63. “When we think how narrow and devious this path of nature is, how dimly we can trace it, for all our lamps of science, and how from the darkness which girds it round great and terrible possibilities loom ever shadowly upwards, it is a bold and a confident man who will put a limit to the strange by-oaths into which the human spirit may wander.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  64. “At the moment our human world is based on the suffering and destruction of millions of non-humans. To perceive this and to do something to change it in personal and public ways is to undergo a change of perception akin to a religious conversion. Nothing can ever be seen in quite the same way again because once you have admitted the terror and pain of other species you will, unless you resist conversion, be always aware of the endless permutations of suffering that support our society.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  65. “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.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

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