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Top 43 Alexander Graham Bell Quotes (INVENTION)

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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
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.

“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
The day will come when the man at the telephone will be able to see the distant person to whom he is speaking.
The day will come when the man at the telephone will be able to see the distant person to whom he is speaking.
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.
The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.
The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.
God has strewn our paths with wonders and we certainly should not go through life with our eyes shut.
God has strewn our paths with wonders and we certainly should not go through life with our eyes shut.

4 Inspirational Alexander Graham Bell Quotes on Success

The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.
The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.
It is the man who carefully advances step by step… who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.
It is the man who carefully advances step by step… who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.
After innumerable failures I finally uncovered the principle for which I was searching, and I was astounded at its simplicity.
After innumerable failures I finally uncovered the principle for which I was searching, and I was astounded at its simplicity.

6 Alexander Graham Bell Quotes on Communication and the Telephone

“From my earliest childhood, my attention was specially directed to the subject of acoustics, and specially to the subject of speech, and I was urged by my father to study everything relating to these subjects, as they would have an important bearing upon what was to be my professional work.”

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

“Dumbness comes from the fact that a child is born deaf and that it consequently never learns how to articulate, for it is by the medium of hearing that such instruction is acquired.”

Alexander Graham Bell
First words on the first telephone - 'Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you.'
First words on the first telephone – ‘Mr. Watson – come here – I want to see you.’

“It is not, of course, complete yet – but some sentences were understood this afternoon… 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 onto houses just like water or gas – and friends converse with each other without leaving home.”

Alexander Graham Bell
The great advantage it (telephone) possesses over every other form of electrical apparatus consists in the fact that it requires no skill to operate the instrument.
The great advantage it (telephone) possesses over every other form of electrical apparatus consists in the fact that it requires no skill to operate the instrument.

7 Alexander Graham Bell Quotes on Innovation & Invention

“My knowledge of electrical subjects was not acquired in a methodical manner but was picked up from such books as I could get hold of and from such experiments as I could make with my own hands.”

Alexander Graham Bell
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.
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.
Morse conquered his electrical difficulties although he was only a painter, and I don't intend to give in either till all is completed.
Morse conquered his electrical difficulties although he was only a painter, and I don’t intend to give in either till all is completed.

“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
Observe, remember, compare.
Observe, remember, compare.
America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.
America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.
All really big discoveries are the results of thought.
All really big discoveries are the results of thought.

2 Alexander Graham Bell Quotes on Judging Others

A man's own judgment should be the final appeal in all that relates to himself.
A man’s own judgment should be the final appeal in all that relates to himself.
I would impress upon your minds the fact that if you want to do a man justice, you should believe what a man says himself rather than what people say he says.
I would impress upon your minds the fact that if you want to do a man justice, you should believe what a man says himself rather than what people say he says.

6 Wise Alexander Graham Bell Quotes that Will Make You Think (WISDOM)

“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
Educate the masses, elevate their standard of intelligence, and you will certainly have a successful nation.
Educate the masses, elevate their standard of intelligence, and you will certainly have a successful nation.
The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.
The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.
Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids.
Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids.
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Perseverance must have some practical end, or it does not avail the man possessing it.
Perseverance must have some practical end, or it does not avail the man possessing it.

8 Alexander Graham Bell Quotes About Life

“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
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himself.
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.
Night is a more quiet time to work. It aids thought.
Night is a more quiet time to work. It aids thought.
I had made up my mind to find that for which I was searching even if it required the remainder of my life.
I had made up my mind to find that for which I was searching even if it required the remainder of my life.

“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

“I have discovered that my interest in my dear pupil, Mabel, has ripened into a far deeper feeling than that of mere friendship. In fact, I know that I have learned to love her very sincerely.”

Alexander Graham Bell
Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfillment of animal desires.
Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfillment of animal desires.
I have always considered myself as an Agnostic...
I have always considered myself as an Agnostic…

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