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Arthur Conan Doyle

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I should dearly love that the world should be ever so little better for my presence. Even on this small stage we have our two sides, and something might be done by throwing all one's weight on the scale of breadth, tolerance, charity, temperance, peace, and kindliness to man and beast. We can't all strike very big blows, and even the little ones count for something.

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May, 1859 – 7 July, 1930) was a British writer. He is most famous as the creator of the character Sherlock Holmes.

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  • The highest morality may prove also to be the highest wisdom when the half-told story comes to be finished.[1]
  • "You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear."[2]    
Simple: You see things but do not observe them. The two are different.


  1. The Boer War (1902)
  2. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia (1892)