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Alexander Graham Bell Quotes About Sayings, Telephone, Cape Breton, Communication, Life & Success! The telephone’s creator, Alexander Graham Bell, was a renowned scientist and inventor. On March 3rd, 1847, Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Inventive Alexander was a curious boy who started playing the piano at a young age and began making things. When Bell’s mother started to lose hearing, he became curious about the science of sound, which his father taught to the deaf.

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Instead of continuing in the family business and teaching people how to talk, Alexander Graham Bell had the “outrageous” concept that it would be possible to create an apparatus to transmit the human voice through wires. With the use of various sound frequencies, he built a telegraph that could send many messages at the same time.

It wasn’t until he met Thomas Watson, an electrical expert, in 1874 that he had any success with his idea. Bell’s telephone went into operation on March 10th, 1876! On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham successfully made the world’s first telephone call. After several demonstrations, tens of thousands of people were eager to get their hands on one.

He was given many prizes and distinctions, including the ‘Volta Prize and the ‘Legion of Honor’ from the government of France. Bell was an outstanding scientist whose accomplishments and ideas served as inspiration for many younger researchers. His thoughts became a guiding force for many people as a result of the fact that he spent his entire life improving the lives of people everywhere.

Best Alexander Graham Bell Quotes

1. “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

2.  “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

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

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

5. “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

6. “Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfilment of animal desires.”-Alexander Graham Bell

7. “It is the man who carefully advances step by step…who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.”-Alexander Graham Bell

8. “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

9. “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

10. “I have always considered myself as an Agnostic…”-Alexander Graham Bell

11. “Don’t keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone.”-Alexander Graham Bell

12. “The inventor is a man who looks around 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. The spirit of invention possesses him, seeking materialization.”-Alexander Graham Bell

13. “Observe, remember, compare.”-Alexander Graham Bell

14. “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 than he can help thinking or breathing.”-Alexander Graham Bell

15. “When one door closes, another one opens.”-Alexander Graham Bell

16. “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

17. “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

18. “Night is a more quiet time to work. It aids thought.”-Alexander Graham Bell

19. “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.”-Alexander Graham Bell

20. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”-Alexander Graham Bell

21. “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

22.  “The great advantage it possesses over every other form of electrical apparatus consists in the fact that it requires no skill to operate the instrument.”-Alexander Graham Bell

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

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

25. “Such a chimerical idea as telegraphing vocal sounds would indeed, to most minds, seem scarcely feasible enough to spend time in working over. I believe, however, that it is feasible and that I have got the cue to the solution of the problem.”-Alexander Graham Bell

26. “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

27. “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”.-Alexander Graham Bell

28. “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.”-Alexander Graham Bell

29. “In this experiment, made on the 9th of October, 1876, actual conversation, backwards and forwards, upon the same line, and by the same instruments reciprocally used, was successfully carried on for the first time upon a real line of miles in length.”-Alexander Graham Bell

30. “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

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