45 Famous Alexander Graham Bell Quotes For Success In Life

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born American inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone. He also co-founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1885. This Alexander Graham Bell quotes about the telephone, success, invention that will inspire you in life.

Best Alexander Graham Bell Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “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, Alexander Graham Bell quotes on telephone invention
  3. “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  4. “The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  5. “I have traveled 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
  6. “The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  7. “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
  8. “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  9. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  10. “Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell

  11. “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
  12. “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
  13. “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
  14. “One day every major city in America will have a telephone.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  15. “First words on the first telephone – “Mr. Watson – come here – I want to see you.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  16. “Don’t keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone. Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. You will be certain to find something you have never seen before. Of course, it will be a little thing, but do not ignore it. 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.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  17. “God has strewn our paths with wonders and we certainly should not go through life with our eyes shut” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  18. “Observe, Remember, Compare.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell

  19. “The inventor is a man who looks around 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
  20. “We are all too much inclined, I think, to walk through life with our eyes shut. There are things all around us and right at our very feet that we have never seen because we have never really looked.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  21. When one door closes, another one opens.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  22. “Leave the beaten track behind occasionally and dive into the woods. Every time you do you will be certain to find something you have never seen before.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  23. “Leave the beaten track behind occasionally and dive into the woods.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell

  24. “Another discovery which came out of my investigation was the fact that when one gives his or her order to produce a definite result and stands by that order, it seems to have the effect of giving one what might be termed a second sight which enables him or her to see right through ordinary problems. What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when one is in that state of mind in which he or she knows exactly what one wants and is fully determined not to quit until he or she finds it.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  25. “Night is a more quiet time to work. It aids thought.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  26. “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 to breathe.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  27. “The most successful men, in the end, are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  28. “With every door that closes a new one opens.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell

  29. “The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  30. “It is the man who carefully advances step by step…who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  31. “America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspapermen.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  32. “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
  33. “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
  34. “What this power is, I cannot say… All I know is that it exists.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  35. “Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfillment of animal desires.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  36. “One day there will be a telephone in every major city in the USA” ~ Alexander Graham Bell

  37. “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
  38. “I have heard articulate speech produced by sunlight I have heard a ray of the sun laugh and cough and sing! … I have been able to hear a shadow, and I have even perceived by ear the passage of a cloud across the sun’s disk.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  39. “The telephone will be used to inform people that a telegram has been sent.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell

  40. “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
  41. “I have always considered myself an Agnostic.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  42. “There are two critical points in every aerial flight-its beginning and its end.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  43. “Grand telegraphic discovery today … Transmitted vocal sounds for the first time … With some further modification, I hope we may be enabled to distinguish … the “timbre” of the sound. Should this be so, conversation viva voce by telegraph will be a fait accompli.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  44. “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
  45. “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

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