Quotes of Nikola Tesla

“ 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

“ The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ 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

“ If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ 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

“ I don’t care that they stole my idea… I care that they don’t have any of their own. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ The hard work of the future will be pushing buttons. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone—that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born. ”

- Nikola Tesla

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

- Nikola Tesla

“ Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution, but it contains certain known factors. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ If we want to avert an impending calamity and a state of things which may transform this globe into an inferno, we should push the development of flying machines and wireless transmission of energy without an instant’s delay and with all the power and resources of the nation. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ Years hence it will be possible for nations to fight without armies, ships or guns, by weapons far more terrible, to the destructive action and range of which there is virtually no limit. A city, at any distance whatsoever from the enemy, can be destroyed by him and no power on earth can stop him from doing so. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ Our bodies are of such complexity of structure, the motions we perform are so numerous and involved, and the external impressions on our sense organs to such a degree delicate and elusive that it is hard for the average person to grasp this fact. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ I am filled with conviction that the interests of humanity would be best served if the United States remained true to its traditions and kept out of “entangling alliances. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ Only through annihilation of distance in every respect, as the conveyance of intelligence, transport of passengers and supplies and transmission of energy will conditions be brought about someday, insuring permanency of friendly relations. What we now want most is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, and the elimination of that fanatic devotion to exalted ideals of national egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ Science is opposed to theological dogmas because science is founded on fact. To me, the universe is simply a great machine which never came into being and never will end. The human being is no exception to the natural order. Man, like the universe, is a machine. Nothing enters our minds or determines our actions which is not directly or indirectly a response to stimuli beating upon our sense organs from without. Owing to the similarity of our construction and the sameness of our environment, we respond in like manner to similar stimuli, and from the concordance of our reactions, understanding is born. In the course of ages, mechanisms of infinite complexity are developed, but what we call 'soul' or 'spirit,' is nothing more than the sum of the functionings of the body. When this functioning ceases, the 'soul' or the 'spirit' ceases likewise. I expressed these ideas long before the behaviorists, led by Pavlov in Russia and by Watson in the United States, proclaimed their new psychology. This apparently mechanistic conception is not antagonistic to an ethical conception of life. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ Instinct is something which transcends knowledge ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ Soon became convinced I was right and undertook the task with all the fire and boundless confidence of youth. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them. ”

- Nikola Tesla

“ The day science begins to study nonphysical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence. ”

- Nikola Tesla
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