Holmes Quotes

"Fame usually comes to ...

"Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else. " -Holmes
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"Man's mind, once stretched by a ...

"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." β€” Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"How to live seems m...

"How to live seems much more crucial than why." John Clellon Holmes
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"Speech is conveniently located midway ...

"Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action where it often substitutes for both" – Johan Andrew Holmes
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"Lawyers spend a great deal...

"Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke." β€” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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"The great thing in the world is not s...

"The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving."(Oliver Wendell Holmes)
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Man's mind stretched to a new i...

Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions. -Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Your life is not you...

Your life is not your own. Keep your hands off it. -Sherlock Holmes
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One’s mind, once stretched by a ne...

One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
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"A thought is often original, ...

"A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times." β€” Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"Taking your own life. Interesting expression. Taking it from whom? Once it's over, it'...

"Taking your own life. Interesting expression. Taking it from whom? Once it's over, it's not you who'll miss it. Your own death is something that happens to everybody else. Your life is not your own. Keep your hands off it." - Sherlock Holmes, BBC, The lying detective
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"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. In...

"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." - Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet
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β€œThere’s nothing more elusive...

β€œThere’s nothing more elusive than an obvious fact.” - Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes
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β€œNothing is more common th...

β€œNothing is more common than the wish to be remarkable.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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"It is well to remember that the entire...

"It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." β€” John Andrew Holmes
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β€œIt has long been an axiom of mine that the litt...

β€œIt has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” ― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
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"Civilization is the process ...

"Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite." β€” Oliver Wendell Holmes
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A straight line may be the shortest dis...

A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting. - Robert Holmes
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I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues. To the logician...

I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues. To the logician all things should be seen exactly as they are, and to underestimate oneself is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one's own power. --Sherlock Holmes
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β€œParanoia is a byprodu...

β€œParanoia is a byproduct of being consistently right.” β€” Sherlock Holmes
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β€œPut not your trust in mo...

β€œPut not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"I am not a psychopath, Anderson....

"I am not a psychopath, Anderson. I am a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research." - Sherlock Holmes
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Stop talking, it makes ...

Stop talking, it makes me aware of your existence. β€”Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock
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β€œThere is nothing more...

β€œThere is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” β€” Sherlock Holmes
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"Fear is wisdom ...

"Fear is wisdom in the face of danger" -Sherlok Holmes
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"It is a capital mistake to theoris...

"It is a capital mistake to theorise before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment." -Sherlock Holmes
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A mind stretched by a new idea c...

A mind stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
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"A thought is often original, ...

"A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times." β€” Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Prepare your mind to re...

Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer. Ernest Holmes
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It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly...

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. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes series
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"Life is a fatal complaint...

"Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one." β€” Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Don't reply, just look...

Don't reply, just look frightened and scuttle. β€”Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock
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"The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of th...

"The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract." β€” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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The most stringent protection of free speech would ...

The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic. - Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
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β€œMy mind is like a racing engine, tearing itself to p...

β€œMy mind is like a racing engine, tearing itself to pieces because it is not connected up with the work for which it was built." - Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)
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"It is well to remember that the entire...

"It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." β€” John Andrew Holmes
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"There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the...

"There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it." - Sherlock Holmes
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One's mind, once stretched by a ne...

One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
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A mind that is stretched by a new ...

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"There Is Nothing More ...

"There Is Nothing More Deceptive Then The Obvious Fact." - Sherlock Holmes.
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"A moment's insight is som...

"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"Without wearing any mask we are con...

"Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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"But this rose is an extra. Its smell ...

"But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it." -Sherlock Holmes
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"The young man knows the rules,...

"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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Love is the master key that opens the gates of ha...

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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The sound of a kiss is not so loud as t...

The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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"A mind that is stretched by a new e...

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
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"I may be on the side of the angels...

"I may be on the side of the angels. But don't think, for one second, that I am one of them." - Sherlock Holmes
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A mind that is stretched by a new e...

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
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"Stress can ruin every da...

"Stress can ruin every day of your life, dying can only ruin one." Sherlock Holmes
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" I do not need a bunch of people walking...

" I do not need a bunch of people walking around saying we are lost at a time when we ought to be fighting" -Eleanor Holmes Norton
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"The mind, once stretched by a n...

"The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." β€”Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"One's mind, once stretched by a ...

"One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
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The temptation to form premature th...

The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.β€”Sherlock Holmes
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"Life is a mirror and will re...

"Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it." - Ernest Holmes
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Any truth is bette...

Any truth is better than indefinite doubt. --Sherlock Holmes
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β€œYou can attract only that which...

β€œYou can attract only that which you mentally become and feel yourself to be in reality.” Ernest Holmes
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"What one man can invent anoth...

"What one man can invent another can discover" - Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of the Dancing Men
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"Don’t limit your vie...

"Don’t limit your view on life by a past experience." β€” Ernest Holmes
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"Anything seems commonp...

"Anything seems commonplace, once explained." Dr. Watson to Sherlock Holmes
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β€œI like to pay taxes. W...

β€œI like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"It’s hard being black. You ever been bla...

"It’s hard being black. You ever been black? I was black onceβ€”when I was poor." - Larry Holmes, former heavyweight boxing champion
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β€œThe mind, once stretched by a n...

β€œThe mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” --Oliver Wendell Holmes
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A mind that is stretched by a ne...

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to it's old dimensions -Oliver Holmes.jr
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"When you have eliminated the imposs...

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." -Sherlock Holmes
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"A mind stretched by a new idea ...

"A mind stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are movin...

"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must set sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it-but set sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." -Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"Life is a mirror and will re...

"Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it." Ernest Holmes
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"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are movin...

"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must set sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but set sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." -Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"Art in the blood is liable t...

"Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest forms." ~Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
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"I like to pay taxes. Wi...

"I like to pay taxes. With them I buy civilization." Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
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"I see no more than you, but...

"I see no more than you, but I have trained myself to notice what I see." -- Sherlock Holmes
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"To a great mind...

"To a great mind, nothing is little". - Sherlock Holmes
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"A mind that is stretched by a new e...

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
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"To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with ...

"To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor." β€”Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"A mind that is stretched by new ex...

"A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
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"One's mind, once stretched by a...

"One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains it's former dimensions" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"Youth fades; love droops; the leaves ...

"Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall. A mother's secret love outlives them all." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable. Fame usually comes to t...

"Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable. Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else, very rarely to those who say to themselves, "Go to, now, let us be a celebrated individual!"" - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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The right to swing my fist ends...

The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841~1935)
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"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are movin...

"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must set sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but set sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." -Oliver Wendell Holmes
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