30 Greatest Nikola Tesla Quotes

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Celebrate Nikola Tesla day with these thought-provoking Nikola Tesla quotes. Nikola Tesla is one of the greatest inventors of our time. He is not as famous as Albert Einstein or Thomas Edison, nevertheless his contributions to mankind are critical. Dubbed “the man who invented the 20th century”, Tesla brought to us the system of alternating current (what powers every home on the planet), xray, radio, radar, and other inventions that we still use up till modern times.

Get to know this quiet and modest inventor more with these Nikola Tesla quotes.

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One of the great events in my life was my first meeting with Edison. This wonderful man, who had received no scientific training, yet had accomplished so much, filled me with amazement. I felt that the time I had spent studying languages, literature and art was wasted; though later, of course, I learned this was not so. – Nikola Tesla

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. – Nikola Tesla

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration. – Nikola Tesla

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Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance. – Nikola Tesla

The earth is bountiful, and where her bounty fails, nitrogen drawn from the air will refertilize her womb. I developed a process for this purpose in 1900. It was perfected fourteen years later under the stress of war by German chemists. – Nikola Tesla

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I don’t care that they stole my idea . . I care that they don’t have any of their own. – Nikola Tesla

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Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. – Nikola Tesla

As in nature, all is ebb and tide, all is wave motion, so it seems that in all branches of industry, alternating currents – electric wave motion – will have the sway. – Nikola Tesla

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. – Nikola Tesla

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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. – Nikola Tesla

The history of science shows that theories are perishable. With every new truth that is revealed we get a better understanding of Nature and our conceptions and views are modified. – Nikola Tesla

Of all things, I liked books best. – Nikola Tesla

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The human being is a self-propelled automaton entirely under the control of external influences. Willful and predetermined though they appear, his actions are governed not from within, but from without. He is like a float tossed about by the waves of a turbulent sea. – Nikola Tesla

I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men. – Nikola Tesla

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My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists. – Nikola Tesla

Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born. – Nikola Tesla

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In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization. – Nikola Tesla

My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get an idea I start at once building it up in my imagination. I change the construction, make improvements, and operate the device entirely in my mind. – Nikola Tesla

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One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane. – Nikola Tesla

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The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power. – Nikola Tesla

My mother understood human nature better and never chided. She knew that a man cannot be saved from his own foolishness or vice by someone else’s efforts or protests, but only by the use of his own will. – Nikola Tesla

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Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. – Nikola Tesla

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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. – Nikola Tesla

It seems that I have always been ahead of my time. I had to wait nineteen years before Niagara was harnessed by my system, fifteen years before the basic inventions for wireless which I gave to the world in 1893 were applied universally. – Nikola Tesla

Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution, but it contains certain known factors. – Nikola Tesla

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Its not the love you make. It’s the love you give. – Nikola Tesla

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If we want to reduce poverty and misery, if we want to give to every deserving individual what is needed for a safe existence of an intelligent being, we want to provide more machinery, more power. Power is our mainstay, the primary source of our many-sided energies. – Nikola Tesla

We crave for new sensations but soon become indifferent to them. The wonders of yesterday are today common occurrences. – Nikola Tesla

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