Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
"Alexander Graham Bell" was an eminent Scottish people/Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.#tag:ref/Bell was a British citizen for most of his early life. When he moved to Canada in 1870 Canadian and British citizenship were functionally identical, with Canadian nationality law/Canadian citizenship only becoming a formal classification in 1910. He applied for American citizenship after 1877, gained it in 1882, and referred to himself as an American citizen from that point on. Quote from Bell speaking to his wife: "you are a citizen because you can't help it – you were born one, but I chose to be one." Aside from Bell's own view of his citizenship, many, if not most Canadians considered him also as one of theirs as evidenced in an address by the Governor General of Canada. On October 24, 1917 in Brantford, Ontario, the Governor General spoke at the unveiling of the Bell Telephone Memorial to an audience numbering in the thousands, saying: "Dr. Bell is to be congratulated upon being able to receive the recognition of his fellow citizens and fellow countrymen".If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous inventors! More Alexander Graham Bell on Wikipedia.
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himself.
Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.
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 -.
Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfilment of animal desires.
America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.
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.
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.
When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
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.