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Alexander Graham Bell Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alexander Graham Bell.

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

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

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

America is a country of inventors, and the greatest
of inventors are the newspaper men.
- 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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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

The challenge before us is to savor the unknown
and delight in the taste of possibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Before the throne of the Almighty,
man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions.
For God alone reads our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each day, I am healthier, younger,
stronger, more comfortable,
and more joyful than the day before.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Follow your bliss and doors will open
where there were no doors before.
- Joseph Campbell

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

If you have no confidence in self,
you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

A friend is one before whom I can think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

Look twice before you leap.
- Charlotte Bronte

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.
- Dick Raymond

True friendship is a plant of slow growth,
and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

It is darkest just before the dawn.
- Proverb

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness
of the woods before sunrise.
- George Washington Carver

We must be our own before we can be another's.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Praying is important when you wake up
at two o'clock in the morning
feeling sick from eating something dumb the day before.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you
before you can move on.
- the movie Forrest Gump

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns
to be amused rather than shocked.
- Pearl S. Buck

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams

Service which is rendered without joy
helps neither the servant nor the served.
But all other pleasures and possessions
pale into nothingness before service
which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan

Who were you before you put yourself last.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
- Mae West

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50,
and a fool if he doesn't afterward.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

One does not leave a convivial party before closing time.
- Winston Churchill

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love,
listens but doesn't believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe


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