Talk:Alexander Graham Bell

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  • Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfilment of animal desires.
  • The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.
  • When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
    • Variant: 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. (This statement and a very similar one have also been attributed to Helen Keller.)
  • One day every major city in America will have a telephone.

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  • Don't keep forever on the public road. Leave the beaten track behind occasionally and dive into the woods. Follow it up, explore around it, one discovery will lead to another.
  • Don't keep forever on the public road. Leave the beaten track behind occasionally and dive into the woods. Every time you do you will be certain to find something you have never seen before.
  • Refrain from always following a predestined path for it only leads where others have already walked.