When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
When once your point of view is changed, the very thing which was so damning becomes a clue to the truth.
The ways of fate are indeed hard to understand. If there is not some compensation hereafter, then the world is a cruel jest.
Every man finds his limitations, Mr. Holmes, but at least it cures us of the weakness of self-satisfaction.