“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 that has opened for us.”
MEMORABLE QUOTES, 22 Nov 2021
Alexander Graham Bell – TRANSCEND Media Service
Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone. He also co-founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1885. Wikipedia
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Bell was a great man–not only as a scientist, but as a humanist. Financially, and with his scientific knowledge, he helped the hearing-impaired and the deaf. When he learned of young (and childish…and prone to fits of despair) Helen Keller’s hardships and cries for help, he arranged for Anne Sullivan (the “miracle worker” in the movie by that name) to meet Helen, reside at her parents’ home, and teach her. Under Anne’s tutelage, deaf-“dumb”-and-blind Helen Keller blossomed into one of the great human beings of the 20th Century. (Mark Twain called her “the pride of the centuries.”)