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.
Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
The great advantage [the telephone] possesses over every other form of electrical apparatus consists in the fact that it requires no skill to operate the instrument.
With every door that closes a new one opens.
Observe, Remember, Compare.
Ordinary people who know nothing of phonetics or elocution have difficulties in understanding slow speech composed of perfect sounds, while they have no difficulty in comprehending an imperfect gabble if only the accent and rhythm are natural.
I have travelled around the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes, the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all!
Night is a more quiet time to work. It aids thought.
I have had the feeling that a properly constructed flying-machine should be capable of being flown as a kite; and conversely, that a properly constructed kite should be capable of use as a flying-machine when driven by its own propellers.
One day there will be a telephone in every major city in the USA
It is the man who carefully advances step by step…who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.