Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
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All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.
As I review the events of my past life I realize how subtle are the influences that shape our destinies.
Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.
But instinct is something which transcends knowledge. We have, undoubtedly, certain finer fibers that enable us to perceive truths when logical deduction, or any other willful effort of the brain, is futile.
Everyone should consider his body as a priceless gift from one whom he loves above all, a marvelous work of art, of indescribable beauty, and mystery beyond human conception, and so delicate that a word, a breath, a look, nay, a thought may injure it.
Great moments are born from great oppurtunity.
I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
I don't care that they stole my idea ... I care that they don't have any of their own.
If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe.
If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.
If your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world.
Invention is the most important product of man's creative brain. The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs.
It's not the love you make. It's the love you give.
Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.
Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution, but it contains certain known factors.
Most certainly, some planets are not inhabited, but others are, and among these there must exist life under all conditions and phases of development.
Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing on within themselves.
My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration.
Of all things, I liked books best.
One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment and merging of races, and we are still far from this blissful realization.
So astounding are the facts in this connection, that it would seem as though the Creator, himself had electrically designed this planet.
The feeling is constantly growing on me that I had been the first to hear the greeting of one planet to another.
The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains.
The present is theirs, the future, for which i really worked, is mine.
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
We crave for new sensations but soon become indifferent to them. The wonders of yesterday are today common occurrences.
What one man calls God, another calls the laws of physics.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
You may live to see man-made horrors beyond your comprehension.
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