One of the great Canadians is Alexander Graham Bell, considered the inventor of the telephone. He was born in Scotland but came to Canada and settled near Brantford. I have visited his home there and it is fascinating.
Wikipedia states: he"...was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone."
His mother and wife were both hard of hearing and one of his young students in Boston where he worked at a School for the deaf was Helen Keller.
To learn more about this great man read here.
There are many quotes attributed to him. These are my favourites:
“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.”
“A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himself. "
“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”
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