Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
This looks like one of those unwelcome social summonses which call upon a man either to be bored or to lie.
There are women in whom the love of a lover extinguishes all other loves, and I think that she must have been one.
The stage lost a fine actor, even as science lost an acute reasoner, when he became a specialist in crime.[to Sherlock]
Singularity is almost invariably a clue. The more featureless and commonplace a crime is, the more difficult it is to bring it home.