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"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?”

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“To a great mind, nothing is little.”

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“I never make exceptions. An exception disproves the rule.”

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“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.”

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“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”

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“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.”

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“But it is better to learn wisdom late than never learn it at all.”

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“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last.”

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“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. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it.”

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“Work is the best antidote of sorrow, my dear Watson.”

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“Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.”

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“Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.”

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“You see, but you do not observe.”

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Think like Sherlock Holmes

“What Sherlock Holmes offers isn’t just a way of solving a crime. It is an entire way of thinking."

"Holmes provides... an education in improving our faculty of mindful thought and in using it in order to accomplish more, think better, and decide more optimally." - Ellen Langer

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Observe the details
When Holmes first met Dr. Watson, his soon to be partner in solving crimes, the detective deduced his personal history from his appearance.

Holmes sees his new acquaintance's symptoms of tropics, sickness, and injury, and is able to see how they fit together and offhand claim: "You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive."

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Benefits of thinking like a detective

Clear thinking is essential for every aspect of life, yet many of us have not really learnt how to think and make safe judgments under pressure.

When you learn to think like a detective, you can gain an advantage in the following areas:

  • It can help you think sharper and more creative.
  • It can make you a better listener that is less judgmental.
  • It can help you solve everyday problems.

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