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Alexander Graham Bell Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

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

 

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

Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing
that we see too late the one that is open.
- Alexander Graham Bell

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

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

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

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

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed) PHOTO

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot PHOTO

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl PHOTO

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller PHOTO

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli


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