Sherlock Holmes: ‘To A great Mind Nothing Is Little’

Sherlock HolmesThe fictional stories behind the detective Sherlock Holmes is the creation of Scottish prolific writer and physician, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Holmes’ attributes include astute logical reasoning, ability to adopt almost any disguise, and use of forensic science to solve difficult cases.

This fictional character has continued to capture the mind and interest of avid readers over the years.

Here are some of Holmes’ memorable quotes:

  1. ‘There is nothing new under the sun. It has all been done before.’

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-A Study in Scarlet

  1. ‘What one man can invent another can discover.’

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-The Adventure of the Dancing Man

  1. ‘When a doctor does go wrong, he is the first of criminals.  He has the nerve and he has the knowledge.’

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-The Adventure of the Speckled Band

  1. ‘It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.’

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-A Case of Identity

  1. ‘My name is Sherlock Holmes.  It is my business to know what other people don’t know.’

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-The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

  1. ‘You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.’

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-A Scandal in Bohemia

  1. ‘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.’

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-A Scandal in Bohemia

  1. ‘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.’

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-The Five Orange Pips

  1. ‘I think that you know me well enough, Watson, to understand that I am by no means a nervous man. At the same time, it is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.’

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-The Final Problem

  1. ‘I confess that I have been blind as a mole, but it is better to learn wisdom late than never to learn it at all.’

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-The Man with the Twisted Lip

Davy Desmond, Readers Bureau, Fellow

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