Nikola Tesla Quotes

Who is Nikola Tesla?

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American engineer, inventor and the main competitor of Thomas Alva Edison.

The electric car company Tesla, founded by Elon Musk is named after him.

Born July 10, 1856
Died January 07, 1943

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Best 21 Quotes by 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.”

“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.”

“Einsteins relativity work is a magnificent mathematical garb which fascinates, dazzles and makes people blind to the underlying errors. The theory is like a beggar clothed in purple whom ignorant people take for a king.”

“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 Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search. I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor.”

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

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“Money does not represent such a value as men have placed upon it. All my money has been invested into experiments with which I have made new discoveries enabling mankind to have a little easier life.”

“Most certainly, some planets are not inhabited, but others are, and among these there must exist life under all conditions and phases of development.”

“Our senses enable us to perceive only a minute portion of the outside world.”

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

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

“The last 29 days of the month are the hardest.”

“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.”

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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.”

“This planet, with all its appalling immensity, is to electric currents virtually no more than a small metal ball.”

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“By improving yourself, the world is made better. Be not afraid of growing too slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.”


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“To stop war by the perfection of engines of destruction alone, might consume centuries and centuries. Other means must be employed to hasten the end.”

“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.”

“When natural inclination develops into a passionate desire, one advances towards his goal in seven-league boots.”

“Within a few years a simple and inexpensive device, readily carried about, will enable one to receive on land or sea the principal news, to hear a speech, a lecture, a song or play of a musical instrument, conveyed from any other region of the globe.”

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