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A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem.
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A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
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A trusty comrade is always of use; and a chronicler still more so.
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Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.
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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.
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Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk, to quote Thoreau's example.
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For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.
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From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.
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His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.
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How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
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I can never bring you to realize the importance of sleeves, the suggestiveness of thumb-nails, or the great issues that may hang from a boot-lace.
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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.
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I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.
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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.
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I never guess. It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty.
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It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
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It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
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It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
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London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.
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Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
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My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.
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Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person.
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Of all ghosts the ghosts of our old loves are the worst.
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Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
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Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
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Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life, although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40, had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career than most of his brethren.
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Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.
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The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.
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The most difficult crime to track is the one which is purposeless.
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There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact.
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There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
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There is nothing more unaesthetic than a policeman.
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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.
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Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
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We can't command our love, but we can our actions.
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When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.
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When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
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Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
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Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.
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You will, I am sure, agree with me that... if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the length of the first one must have been really intolerable.
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