Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
Alexander Graham Bell QuotesShowing all quotes
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.Topics in Inspirational, PowerTags in Persistence, Exists, Exactly, Determination
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.Tags in Discovery, Inventor, Inventions
|Birth:||3rd March, 1847|
|Death:||2nd August, 1922|
|Nationality:||American, Canadian, Scottish|
|Profession:||Inventor, Professor, Scientist, Teacher|
As a child, young Alexander displayed a natural curiosity about his world, resulting in gathering botanical specimens as well as experimenting even at an early age. His best friend was Ben Herdman, a neighbor whose family operated a flour mill, the scene of many forays. Young Aleck asked what needed to be done at the mill. He was told wheat had to be dehusked through a laborious process and at the age of 12, Bell built a homemade device that combined rotating paddles with sets of nail brushes, creating a simple dehusking machine that was put into operation and used steadily for a number of years.
Today's Anniversary - 22nd March
- 1957 - Stephanie Mills
- 1959 - Matthew Modine
- 1920 - Martin Rosenblatt
- 1785 - Adam Sedgwick
- 1868 - Robert Millikan
- 2004 - Ahmed Yassin
- 1958 - Mike Todd
- 1820 - Stephen Decatur
- 1896 - Thomas Hughes
- 1991 - Paul Engle
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