If it wasn’t for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, we would have never known Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Here are five amazing quotes by Sherlock that prove what a genius Doyle was!
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland and died on July 7, 1930. He was a physician. In 1887, when he wrote the first of his works, ‘A Study In Scarlet’ he came into the limelight. He was paid £25 by Ward Lock & Co. for complete rights to the story.
Doyle is known to have rejected the Catholic faith later on in his life and turn to spirituality.
In November 1891 he wrote to his mother: “I think of slaying Holmes … and winding him up for good and all. He takes my mind from better things.” His mother responded, “You won’t! You can’t! You mustn’t!”
Here are five quotes from Doyle that are a work of pure genius:
1. 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.
Well Mr. Doyle your deduction was on point. Wasn’t it?
2. 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.
Truer words were never spoken.
3. 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.
That is one fallacy we all commit, don’t we? We see what we want to see. This is one thing to keep in mind for a rational outlook.
4. 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?
Yes, Mr. Doyle. That is exactly the condition today. If the spiritual side was developed too – the world would be rotating in a different rhythm.
5. 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.
That’s how you do it! The simplicity of going on a ride.
The works of Conan Doyle are not only full of mystery but also full of wisdom. If you haven’t read Sir Doyle yet, begin today!
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