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"It is of the first importance," he said, "not to allow your judgment to be biased by personal qualities. A client is to me a mere unit,—a factor in a problem. The emotional qualities are antagonistic to clear reasoning.

The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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"I never make exceptions. An exception disproves the rule.

The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

3

Men of character always differentiate their long letters,.

The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

4

When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains, HOWEVER IMPROBABLE, must be the truth?.

The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Man's real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness.

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Never to let them think that their information can be of the slightest importance to you. If you do, they will instantly shut up like an oyster. If you listen to them under protest, as it were, you are very likely to get what you want. ".

The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.

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A change of work is the best rest.

The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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While the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty. You can, for example, never foretell what any one man will do, but you can say with precision what an average number will be up to. Individuals vary, but percentages remain constant.

The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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With a net-work of lines and wrinkles all over.

The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The best defence that I can make is just the simple truth.

The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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If we are pretty quick in catching our men, we are not so quick in condemning them. ".

The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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