Alexander Graham Bell Quotes



Best 21 Quotes by Alexander Graham Bell

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

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand, the sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”

“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.”

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

“It is the man who carefully advances step by step... who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.”

“Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfillment of animal desires.”

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

“Observe, remember, compare.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation - persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.”

“The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.”

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

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“The telephone will be used to inform people that a telegram has been sent.”

“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.”

“Wherever you may find the inventor, you may give him wealth or you may take from him all that he has; and he will go on inventing. He can no more help inventing that he can help thinking or breathing.”

“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.”

First words spoken on the first telephone Quotes

“Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you.”

First words spoken on the first telephone