Alexander Graham Bell Quotes



Alexander Graham Bell born on March 3, 1847, was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone. He also founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) in 1885. He died on – August 2, 1922,

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When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.



- Alexander Graham Bell






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The day will come when the man at the telephone will be able to see the distant person to whom he is speaking.



- Alexander Graham Bell






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Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.



- Alexander Graham Bell






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The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.



- Alexander Graham Bell






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The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.



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Don't keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone and following one after the other like a flock of sheep. Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods.



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Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.



- Alexander Graham Bell






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Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.



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Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.



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What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.



- Alexander Graham Bell






Quotes 11



First words on the first telephone - "Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you.



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You cannot force ideas. Successful ideas are the result of slow growth. Ideas do not reach perfection in a day, no matter how much study is put upon them.



- Alexander Graham Bell






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A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himself.



- Alexander Graham Bell






Quotes 14



One day every major city in America will have a telephone.



- Alexander Graham Bell






Quotes 15



Don't keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone. Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. You will be certain to find something you have never seen before. Of course it will be a little thing, but do not ignore it. One discovery will lead to another, and before you know it, you will have something worth thinking about to occupy your mind, and really big discoveries are the result of thought.



- Alexander Graham Bell






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"The inventor is a man who looks around upon the world and is not contented with things as they are. He wants to improve whatever he sees, he wants to benefit the world; he is haunted by an idea. The spirit of invention possesses him, seeking materialization." ~ Alexander Graham Bell



- Alexander Graham Bell






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When one door closes, another one opens.



- Alexander Graham Bell






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God has strewn our paths with wonders and we certainly should not go through life with our eyes shut


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Quotes 19



We are all too much inclined, I think, to walk through life with our eyes shut. There are things all round us and right at our very feet that we have never seen, because we have never really looked.



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Leave the beaten track behind occasionally and dive into the woods. Every time you do you will be certain to find something you have never seen before.



- Alexander Graham Bell






Quotes 21



America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.



- Alexander Graham Bell






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Night is a more quiet time to work. It aids thought.



- Alexander Graham Bell






Quotes 23



Observe, Remember, Compare.



- Alexander Graham Bell






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"Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.



- Alexander Graham Bell






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Man is the result of slow growth; that is why he occupies the position he does in animal life. What does a pup amount to that has gained its growth in a few days or weeks, beside a man who only attains it in as many years.



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Any one, if he will only observe, can find some little thing he does not understand as a starter for an investigation.



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Can imagination picture what the future of this invention is to be! … We may talk by light to any visible distance without any conducting wire.



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Environment counts for a great deal. A man’s particular idea may have no chance for growth or encouragement in his community. Real success is denied that man, until he finds a proper environment.



- Alexander Graham Bell






Quotes 29



I begin my work at about nine or ten o'clock in the evening and continue until four or five in the morning. Night is a more quiet time to work. It aids thought.



- Alexander Graham Bell






Quotes 30



I feel that I have at last struck the solution of a great problem—and the day is coming when telegraph wires will be laid on to houses just like water or gas—and friends converse with each other without leaving home.



- Alexander Graham Bell






Quotes 31



I have heard articulate speech produced by sunlight I have heard a ray of the sun laugh and cough and sing! … I have been able to hear a shadow, and I have even perceived by ear the passage of a cloud across the sun's disk.



- Alexander Graham Bell






Quotes 32



if a man is not bound down, he is sure to succeed.



- Alexander Graham Bell






Quotes 33



TIt is reasonable to suppose that if we could apply selection to the human race we could also produce modifications or variations of men.



- Alexander Graham Bell






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