Alexander Graham Bell quotes talk about his views on making ideas a reality and how one should enjoy nature and choose their own path. His quotes gave various insights into his mind with regard to doing much to benefit the world. He joins a list of famous people like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk who created things that benefit the world today. Below are a number of Alexander Graham Bell quotes to read.
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus”
“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.”
“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. 'Every time you do so you will be certain to find something that you have never seen before. Of course it will be a little thing, but do not ignore it. Follow it up, explore all around it; one discovery will lead to another, and before you know it you will have something worth thinking about to occupy your mind. All really big discoveries are the results of thought.”
“I had made up my mind to find that for which I was searching even if it required the remainder of my life. After innumerable failures I finally uncovered the principle for which I was searching, and I was astounded at its simplicity."
“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.”
“I was still more astounded to discover the principle I had revealed not only beneficial in the construction of a mechanical hearing aid but it served as well as means of sending the sound of the voice over a wire. Another discovery which came out of my investigation was the fact that when a man gives his order to produce a definite result and stands by that order it seems to have the effect of giving him what might be termed a second sight which enables him to see right through ordinary problems.”
“A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.”
“Mr. Watson — Come here — I want to see you.”
“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.”
“Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.”
“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”
“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..”
“I do not recognize the right of the public to break in the front door of a man’s private life in order to satisfy the gaze of the curious… I do not think it right to dissect living men even for the advancement of science”
“Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.”
“The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.”
“God has strewn our paths with wonders and we certainly should not go through life with our eyes shut.”
"The inventor looks 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."
“After innumerable failures I finally uncovered the principle for which I was searching, and I was astounded at its simplicity.”
“The day will come when the man at the telephone will be able to see the distant person to whom he is speaking.”
Alexander Graham Bell Biography
Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish scientist inventor and engineer who was most famously known for inventing the telephone. His patent of this invention allowed him the privilege of co-founding American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) in 1885. He also spent some time teaching deaf students. He was born on March 3, 1847, and died 0n August 2, 1922. Another noted inventor found on this site is Leonardo da Vinci who some claimed dabbled in the creation of flying machines.
Alexander Graham Bell Inventions
Alexander Graham Bell inventions include the telephone, by far his biggest achievement. He also invented the Photophone, Hydrofoil, Audiometer, HD-4, Metal detector, and Tetrahedral kite. Some of his inventions are still actively in use today. Those that are still being used have gone through some modifications but the original principles are still in use in many devices.