Pick out the bones and best bits from these Sherlock Holmes quotes and train your brain to eliminate the improbable from the impossible to arrive at the truth. If that hasn’t confused you then do read on.
Sherlock Holmes Quotes
It was easier to know it than explain why I know it.
Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
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.
To a great mind nothing is little.
I think that there are certain crimes which the law cannot touch, and which therefore, to some extent, justify private revenge.
Crime is common. Logic is rare.
Perhaps when a man has special knowledge and special powers like my own, it rather encourages him to seek a complex explanation when a simpler one is at hand.
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.
Some people’s affability is more deadly than the violence of coarser souls.
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
What one man can invent, another can discover.
Sherlock Holmes – Dr. John Watson Quotes
No Watson, this was not done by accident, but by design.
Having gathered these facts, Watson, I smoked several pipes over them, trying to separate those which were crucial from others which were merely incidental.
I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.
Work is the best antidote to sorrow, my dear Watson.
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