Alexander Graham Bell was a legendary inventor famously known to invent the telephone. He learned the visible art of speech and his mother home-schooled him while nurturing his great problem-solving skills. He was interested in studying human voice and set up a workshop after their family moved to Boston. There he was backed by local investors to start working on a device which aimed at the telegraphic transmission of voice in different frequencies. During these experiments, he became interested in transmitting human voices through wires and hired an assistant Thomas Watson who was a skilled electrician. Their partnership boosted the experiment and they soon transmitted their first voice message through wires. He further opened a company called ‘Bell Telephone Company’ to produce telephones. There he also invented the ‘Graphophone', some primary recording equipment and even contributed significantly in the field of Aeronautics. As an inventor, he had 18 patents by his name and was a part of 12 other patents. He was honored with various awards and accolades including the ‘Volta Prize’ and the ‘Legion of Honor’ by the French Government. Bell was a remarkable scientist whose achievements and thoughts encouraged several young scientists. He devoted his life to the benefit of humankind and his thoughts became guding force for many. We have collected his most famous quotes to share his views, ideas and perspectives on several things. Go through the compilation of quotes and thoughts by Alexander Graham Bell that will help you channel your innate intelligence into something truly fulfilling and enriching. Presenting a collection of Alexander Graham Bell’s famous quotes and thoughts.
America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.
Alexander Graham Bell
I do not recognize the right of the public to break in the front door of a man's private life in order to satisfy the gaze of the curious... I do not think it right to dissect living men even for the advancement of science. So far as I am concerned, I prefer a post mortem examination to vivisection without anaesthetics.
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.
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.
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.
A man's own judgment should be the final appeal in all that relates to himself.
Alexander Graham Bell
It is a neck-and-neck race between Mr. Gray and myself who shall complete our apparatus first. He has the advantage over me in being a practical electrician - but I have reason to believe that I am better acquainted with the phenomena of sound than he is - so that I have an advantage there.
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.
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.
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.
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.