19 Total Quotes

Arthur Doyle Quotes

There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact
Arthur Doyle
#Deception

Skill is fine, and genius is splendid, but the right contacts are more valuable than either.
Arthur Doyle
#Ability

A man loses his fortune; he gains earnestness. His eyesight goes; it leads him to a spirituality. The girl loses her beauty; she becomes more sympathetic. We think we are pushing our own way bravely, but there is a great Hand in ours all the time.
Arthur Doyle
#Fortune

You know my methods, Watson.
Arthur Doyle
#Methods

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
Arthur Doyle
#Mistakes

I have learned never to ridicule any man's opinion, however strange it may seem
Arthur Doyle
#Ridicule

How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
Arthur Doyle
#British Writer

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Arthur Doyle
#Truth #Stupidity

Accounts are not quite settled between us,' said she, with a passion that equaled my own. 'I can love, and I can hate. You had your choice. You chose to spurn the first; now you must test the other.
Arthur Doyle
#Passion

Nay, said she, "the saints in Heaven cannot help me now until they take me to my rest. There is no place for me in the world beyond, and all my friends were slain on the day I was taken. Leave me, brave men, and let me care for myself. Already it lightens in the east, and black will be your fate if you are taken. Go, and may the blessing of one who was once a holy nun go with you and guard you from danger."
Arthur Doyle
#Heaven

To his right walked a huge red-headed man, with broad smile and merry twinkle, whose clothes seemed to be bursting and splitting at every seam, as though he were some lusty chick who was breaking bravely from his shell.
Arthur Doyle
#Clothes

Why should people ever take credit for charity when they must know that they cannot gain as much pleasure out of their guineas in any other fashion?
Arthur Doyle
#Charity

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 Doyle
#Bicycles

Our young friend makes up for many obvious mental lacunae by some measure of primitive common sense, remarked Challenger.
Arthur Doyle
#Common Sense

Great sorrow or great joy should bring intense hunger--not abstinence from food, as our novelists will have it.
Arthur Doyle
#Abstinence

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.
Arthur Doyle
#Logic

I did not know the woman soul, that crowning gift of Providence to man, which, if we do not ourselves degrade it, will set an edge to all that is good in us. I did not know how the love of a woman will tinge a man's whole life and every action with unselfishness. I did not know how easy it is to be noble when some one else takes it for granted that one will be so; or how wide and interesting life becomes when viewed by four eyes instead of two.
Arthur Doyle
#Man

The past and the present are within the field of my inquiry, but what a man may do in the future is a hard question to answer.
Arthur Doyle
#Man