35 Inspirational Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes On Success

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL was a British writer and physician. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 for A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and fifty-six short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Sherlock Holmes stories are considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Doyle was a prolific writer; other than Holmes stories, his works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. One of Doyle’s early short stories, “J. Habakuk Jephson’s Statement” (1884), helped to popularise the mystery of the Mary Celeste. Doyle is often referred to as “Sir Arthur Conan Doyle” or “Conan Doyle”, implying that “Conan” is part of a compound surname rather than a middle name. His baptism entry in the register of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, gives “Arthur Ignatius Conan” as his given names and “Doyle” as his surname. It also names Michael Conan as his godfather. The catalogues of the British Library and the Library of Congress treat “Doyle” alone as his surname. Steven Doyle, editor of The Baker Street Journal, wrote, “Conan was Arthur’s middle name. Shortly after he graduated from high school he began using Conan as a sort of surname. But technically his last name is simply ‘Doyle’. “When knighted, he was gazetted as Doyle, not under the compound Conan Doyle. May these Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “One must wait till it comes.” Arthur Conan Doyle

2. “Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.” Arthur Conan Doyle

3. “The most difficult crime to track is the one which is purposeless.” Arthur Conan Doyle

4. “Healthy scepticism is the basis of all accurate observation.” Arthur Conan Doyle

5. “Life, it turns out, is infinitely more clever and adaptable than anyone had ever supposed.” Arthur Conan Doyle

6. “When once your point of view is changed, the very thing which was so damning becomes a clue to the truth.” Arthur Conan Doyle

7. Skill is fine, and genius is splendid, but the right contacts are more valuable than either.” Arthur Conan Doyle

8. “It is not that I think or believe, but that I know.” Arthur Conan Doyle

9. “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” Arthur Conan Doyle

10. “You yourself may not be luminous, but you are a conductor of light.” Arthur Conan Doyle

11. “There seems to me to be absolutely no limit to the inanity and credulity of the human race. Homo Sapiens! Homo idioticus!” Arthur Conan Doyle

12. Anything seems commonplace, once explained.” Arthur Conan Doyle

13. “There are times, young fellah, when every one of us must make a stand for human right and justice, or you never feel clean again.” Arthur Conan Doyle

14. “You see, but you do not observe.” Arthur Conan Doyle

15. “It’s every man’s business to see justice done.” Arthur Conan Doyle

16. “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 Conan Doyle

17. “The unexpected has happened so continually in my life that it has ceased to deserve the name.” Arthur Conan Doyle

18. “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.” Arthur Conan Doyle

19. “It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.” Arthur Conan Doyle

20. “There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” Arthur Conan Doyle

21. “Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.” Arthur Conan Doyle

22. “It is a mistake to confound strangeness with mystery.” Arthur Conan Doyle

23. “There are no fools so troublesome as those who have some wit.” Arthur Conan Doyle

24. “The grand thing is to be able to reason backwards.” Arthur Conan Doyle

25. “How sweet the morning air is! How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!” Arthur Conan Doyle

26. “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?” Arthur Conan Doyle

27. “There are always some lunatics about. It would be a dull world without them.” Arthur Conan Doyle

28. “Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.” Arthur Conan Doyle

29. “The chief proof of man’s real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness.” Arthur Conan Doyle

30. “Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.” Arthur Conan Doyle

31. “There’s a light in a woman’s eyes that speaks louder than words.” Arthur Conan Doyle

32. “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” Arthur Conan Doyle

33. “When the impossible has been eliminated, all that remains no matter how improbable is possible.” Arthur Conan Doyle

34. “It is more than possible; it is probable.” Arthur Conan Doyle

35. “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.” Arthur Conan Doyle

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