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Petite Wisdoms:  Alexander Graham Bell
Born in Edinburgh in 1847 many consider him ahead of his time. He is most famously credited with inventing the telephone. This initially appears remarkable because both his mother and wife were deaf but it was this that first had him intrigued in science and particularly sound. Bell wasn’t going to stop his work as a scientist for this simple device and so refused to have one where he worked. He made many new discoveries in the fields of optical telecommunications, hydrofoils and aeronautics and looked keenly into the new science of heredity. He then went on to found the American giant AT&T. He is the most remarkable man with one of the longest entries in Wikipedia. Here are some of his best loved adages:
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
As 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.
The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. 
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 - there was such intolerance upon both sides !
Control of the world will ultimately come from the nation that secures control of the air. For the Army and Navy are usually of very little protection.
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.
America is a country of inventors and the greatest of inventors there are the newspapers !

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