Alexander Graham Bell-Scientist

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone.
Born : 3 March 1847, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Died : 2 August 1922, Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia
Spouse : Mabel Gardiner Hubbard (m. 1877–1922)
Inventions : Telephone, Photophone, Hydrofoil, HD-4, Audiometer, Metal detector, Tetrahedral kite
Awards : Hughes Medal, Albert Medal, IEEE Edison Medal, Elliott Cresson Medal, John Fritz Medal


  • 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.
  • The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.
  • 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.
  • Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.
  • Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
  • A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himself.
  • With every door that closes a new one opens.
  • Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfillment of animal desires.
  • The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.
  • The final result of our researches has widened the class of substances sensitive to light vibrations, until we can propound the fact of such sensitiveness being a general property of all matter.

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