Skill is fine, and genius is splendid, but the right contacts are more valuable than either.
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.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
'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.'
I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely
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.
You see, but you do not observe
It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside
I have learned never to ridicule any man's opinion, however strange it may seem
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
Then must you strive to be worthy of her love. Be brave and pure, fearless to the strong and humble to the weak; and so, whether this love prosper or no, you will have fitted yourself to be honored by a maiden's love, which is, in sooth, the highest guerdon which a true knight can hope for.
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important
There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact