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When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals.
by Arthur Conan Doyle

When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals.
He has nerve and he has knowledge.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

I never guess.
It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

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.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

 

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

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 Conan Doyle

You will, I am sure, agree with me that...
if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter,
the length of the first one must have been really intolerable.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

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Of all ghosts the ghosts of our old loves are the worst.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible,
whatever remains, however improbable,
must be the truth.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present
a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling
and beautiful countryside.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

There is nothing more unaesthetic than a policeman.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains,
no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic,
and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent,
and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life,
although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40,
had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career
than most of his brethren.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

We can't command our love, but we can our actions.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers
and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

To the man who loves art for its own sake,
it is frequently in its least important and lowliest
manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

When you have eliminated the impossible,
whatever remains, however improbable,
must be the truth.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

I have frequently gained my first real insight into
the character of parents by studying their children.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

The most difficult crime to track is the one which is purposeless.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

For strange effects and extraordinary combinations
we must go to life itself,
which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing,
as when you find a trout in the milk,
to quote Thoreau's example.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Some facts should be suppressed, or,
at least,
a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

A trusty comrade is always of use; and a chronicler still more so.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

The ideal reasoner, he remarked, would,
when he had once been shown a single fact in all its bearings,
deduce from it not only all the chain of events which
led up to it but also all the results which would follow from it.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is
the less mysterious it proves to be.
It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling,
just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

As Cuvier could correctly describe a whole animal by
the contemplation of a single bone,
so the observer who has thoroughly understood one link
in a series of incidents should be able to accurately
state all the other ones,
both before and after.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

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 it.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition
of knowledge you forget something that you knew before.
It is of the highest importance, therefore,
not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

My mind rebels at stagnation.
Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram,
or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere.
But I abhor the dull routine of existence.
I crave for mental exaltation.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

A doctor can bury his mistakes
but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
- Erma Bombeck

I went to the doctor and he said I had acute appendicitis,
and I said compared to who?
- Jay London

I have a very low threshold of death.
My doctor says I can't have bullets enter my body at any time.
- the Woody Allen movie Casino Royale

When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation,
he offered to touch-up my X-rays.
- Henny Youngman

When a man goes through six years training to be a
doctor he will never be the same.
He knows too much.
- Enid Bagnold

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet,
so he gave me pep pills.
Know what happened? I ate faster.
- Joe E. Lewis

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

My doctor gave me six months to live,
but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
- Walter Matthau

Oh no, I can't do anything to the death.
Doctor's orders. You see, I have this ulcer condition,
and death is the worst thing for it.
- the movie Love and Death

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize
that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
- Norman Cousins

I regret to this day that I never went to college.
I feel I should have been a doctor.
- Ty Cobb

Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people
come from their intelligence.
They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.
- Marcel Proust

We approach people the same way we approach our cars.
We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask,
What's wrong with him, how much will it cost,
and when can I pick him up?
- James Hillman

Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor.
It cannot be created.
- Peter Shaffer

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed
that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.
- Rita Rudner

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
- Hippocrates

I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately.
Ring the nearest golf course.
- Groucho Marx

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat
issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue.
It is a patient issue.
- John Ensign

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease.
What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind;
the lawyer all the wickedness,
the theologian all the stupidity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping
of females begins when the doctor says:
It's a girl.
- Shirley Chisholm

You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription,
but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.
- Earl Wilson

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find.
- Denis Diderot


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