Quotes by Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell

Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator

Alive from: 1847-1922

Category: Science

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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.
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    America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.
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    Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
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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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    Educate the masses, elevate their standard of intelligence, and you will certainly have a successful nation.
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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.
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    Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids.
    Source: The Military Quotation Book by James Charlton p. 37
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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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    The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
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    The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.
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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.
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    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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