Top 10 Alexander Graham Bell Quotes

Alexandar Graham Bell(March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish inventor and scientist. He invented the first telephone and founded the Bell Telephone Company, to be known later as AT&T.

Here are the Alexander Graham Bell’s top ten greatest quotes:

I.

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.

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II.

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

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III.

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

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IV.

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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V.

Leave the beaten track behind occasionally and dive into the woods.

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VI.

Observe, Remember, Compare.

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VII.

You cannot force ideas. Successful ideas are the result of slow growth.

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VIII.

The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.

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IX.

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

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X.

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

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Thank you Alexander Graham Bell!

Interesting Facts:

  • He was the 2nd president of the National Geographic Society.
  • With no instruction, he played and mastered the piano.
  • His middle name was given to him on his 11th birthday.
  • His parents were hearing-impaired.
  • He was friends with Helen Keller.
  • The decibel, a tenth of one bel, was named after Alexander.
  • He also invented the metal detector, the audiometer, and the HD-4 speedboat that went 70 mph.

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