Alexander Graham Bell Quotes

This is a compilation of some of the best Alexander Graham Bell quotes.

Alexander Graham Bell was an engineer, inventor, businessman and founder of American Telephone and Telegraph Company. He is very famous for inventing the first telephone. The inventions and works of Alexander Graham Bell are definitely key to the transformation of communication that we have been witnessing as human beings.

Here are some famous and best Alexander Graham Bell quotes on communication, the telephone as well as other interesting topics of life:

Famous Alexander Graham Bell Quotes

Famous Alexander Graham Bell Quotes

1. Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. -Alexander Graham Bell

2. A man’s own judgment should be the final appeal in all that relates to himself. -Alexander Graham Bell

3. Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. -Alexander Graham Bell

4. America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men. -Alexander Graham Bell

5. The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. -Alexander Graham Bell

6. 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

7. Educate the masses, elevate their standard of intelligence, and you will certainly have a successful nation. -Alexander Graham Bell

8. 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’ll be certain to find something you have never seen before. -Alexander Graham Bell

9. 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

10. 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. -Alexander Graham Bell

11. 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.

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12. The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world. -Alexander Graham Bell

13. Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids. -Alexander Graham Bell

14. Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. -Alexander Graham Bell

15. 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

16. 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. -Alexander Graham Bell

17. 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

18. 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. -Alexander Graham Bell

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

Alexander Graham Bell Quotes About The Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell Quotes About The Telephone

22. One day there will be a telephone in every major city in the USA. -Alexander Graham Bell

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

24. 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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25. The telephone will be used to inform people that a telegram has been sent. -Alexander Graham Bell

26. 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

Alexander Graham Bell Quotes About Communication

Alexander Graham Bell Quotes About Communication

27. 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. -Alexander Graham Bell

28. 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.

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29. It is hardly an exaggeration to say that oral teachers and sign teachers found it difficult to sit down in the same room without quarreling, and there was intolerance upon both sides. To say ‘oral method’ to a sign teacher was like waving a red flag in the face of a bull, and to say ‘sign language’ to an oralist aroused the deepest resentment. -Alexander Graham Bell

30. 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