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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
    tags: men  rules 
     
    Ordinary people who know nothing of phonetics or elocution have difficulties in understanding slow speech composed of perfect sounds, while they have no difficulty in comprehending an imperfect gabble if only the accent and rhythm are natural.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    God has strewn our paths with wonders and we certainly should not go through life with our eyes shut
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: wonder  eyes  god  path 
     
    Watson, ... if I can get a mechanism which will make a current of electricity vary in its intensity, as the air varies in density when a sound is passing through it, I can telegraph any sound, even the sound of speech.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: speech 
     
    The telephone will be used to inform people that a telegram has been sent.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: people 
     
    One day every major city in America will have a telephone.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: america 
     
    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.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: right  eyes 
     
    There cannot be mental atrophy in any person who continues to observe, to remember what he observes, and to seek answers for his unceasing hows and whys about things.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: people  mental 
     
    Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: work  thoughts  focus 
     
    America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: men  america 
     
    I have travelled around the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes, the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all!
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: beauty  american 
     
    Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    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.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: forever  gone 
     
    The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: failure  action  success 
     
    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
    tags: men  power  mind 
     
    The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: achievement  goal 
     
    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
    Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: key  success 
     
    The final result of our researches has widened the class of substances sensitive to light vibrations, until we can propound the fact of such sensitiveness being a general property of all matter.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: facts  research  property 
     
    Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: protection 
     
    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.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: animals  men  growth  year 
     
    One day there will be a telephone in every major city in the USA
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    What this power is, I cannot say... All I know is that it exists.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: power 
     
    Washington is no place in which to carry out inventions
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    Night is a more quiet time to work. It aids thought.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: time  work  thoughts  night 
     
    When one door closes, another one opens.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    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
    The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: world  control 
     
    I have always considered myself as an Agnostic...
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    There are two critical points in every aerial flight-its beginning and its end.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    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.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfillment of animal desires.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: animals  desires  men  alone 
     
    Observe, Remember, Compare.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    With every door that closes a new one opens.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    Leave the beaten track behind occasionally and dive into the woods.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    I have had the feeling that a properly constructed flying-machine should be capable of being flown as a kite; and conversely, that a properly constructed kite should be capable of use as a flying-machine when driven by its own propellers.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    It is the man who carefully advances step by step...who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: men 
     
    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.
    — Alexander Graham Bell
    tags: help  thinking  wealth 
     
    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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    alexander graham bell
    Birth    : March 3, 1847
    Death  : August 2, 1922
    Occupation  : Scientist