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    I am unwilling to accord to some small−minded and jealous individuals the satisfaction of having thwarted my efforts. These men are to me nothing more than microbes of a nasty disease. My project was retarded by laws of nature. The world was not prepared for it. It was too far ahead of time, but the same laws will prevail in the end and make it a triumphal success.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: time  nature  men  world  law  success 
     
    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.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: beauty  work  thoughts  mystery  human  body  gift 
     
    That is the trouble with many inventors; they lack patience. They lack the willingness to work a thing out slowly and clearly and sharply in their mind, so that they can actually "feel it work." They want to try their first idea right off; and the result is they use up lots of money and lots of good material, only to find eventually that they are working in the wrong direction. We all make mistakes, and it is better to make them before we begin.
    — Nikola Tesla
    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.
    — Nikola Tesla
    In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: living  existence 
     
    What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife... Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment.
    — Nikola Tesla
    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.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: truth  brain  instinct 
     
    I could only achieve success in my life through self-discipline, and I applied it until my wish and my will became one.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: wishes  achieve  success 
     
    No free energy device will ever be allowed to reach the market.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: energy 
     
    If your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: world  hate 
     
    If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: key  universe 
     
    Our senses enable us to perceive only a minute portion of the outside world. Our hearing extends to a small distance. Our sight is impeded by intervening bodies and shadows. To know each other we must reach beyond the sphere of our sense perceptions. We must transmit our intelligence, travel, transport the materials and transfer the energies necessary for our existence.
    — Nikola Tesla
    It will soon be possible to transmit wireless messages around the world so simply that any individual can carry and operate his own apparatus.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: world 
     
    I don't care that they stole my idea . . I care that they don't have any of their own
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: care  ideas 
     
    Einstein's 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... its exponents are brilliant men but they are metaphysicists rather than scientists.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: men  people  work  scientist 
     
    The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power. My Mother had taught me to seek all truth in the Bible.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: truth  power  mental  divine  gift  god  bible  mind  mother 
     
    Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: secret  alone  ideas 
     
    If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: secret  energy  universe 
     
    Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.
    — Nikola Tesla
    I am even grateful to Einstein and others because through their erroneous theories they lead mankind away from that dangerous path I followed.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: mankind  path  dangerous 
     
    If we use our fuel to get our power, we are living on our capital and exhausting it rapidly. This method is barbarous and wantonly wasteful, and will have to be stopped in the interest of coming generations. The heat of the sun's rays represents an immense amount of energy vastly in excess of waterpower...The sun's energy controlled to create lakes and rivers for motive purposes and transformation of arid deserts into fertile land.
    — Nikola Tesla
    I do not rush into constructive work. When I get an idea, I start right away to build it up in my mind. I change the structure, I make improvements, I experiment, I run the device in my mind. It is absolutely the same to me whether I operate my turbine in thought or test it actually in my shop. It makes no difference, the results are the same. In this way, you see, I can rapidly develop and perfect an invention, without touching anything.
    — Nikola Tesla
    We crave for new sensations but soon become indifferent to them. The wonders of yesterday are today common occurrences
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: wonder 
     
    The progressive development of man [has as its] ultimate purpose the complete mastery of mind over the material world.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: men  world  development  mastery  mind 
     
    It's not the love you make. It's the love you give.
    — 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 really worked, is mine.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: truth  work  future  present 
     
    My wireless transmitter does not use Hertzian waves, which are a grievous myth, but sound waves in the aether.
    — Nikola Tesla
    What one man calls God, another calls the laws of physics.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: men  law  god  physics 
     
    Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment.
    — Nikola Tesla
    The opinion of the world does not affect me. I have placed as the real values in my life what follows when I am dead.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: world  value  real  opinion 
     
    Of all the frictional resistances, the one that most retards human movement is ignorance, what Buddha called 'the greatest evil in the world.' The friction which results from ignorance ... can be reduced only by the spread of knowledge and the unification of the heterogeneous elements of humanity. No effort could be better spent.
    — Nikola Tesla
    Woman will ignore precedent and startle civilization with their progress.
    — Nikola Tesla
    It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.
    — Nikola Tesla
    The scientists from Franklin to Morse were clear thinkers and did not produce erroneous theories. 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. 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
    To know each other we must reach beyond the sphere of our sense perceptions.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: perception 
     
    Our entire biological system, the brain, and the Earth itself, work on the same frequencies.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: work  earth  brain 
     
    All matter comes from a primary substance, the luminiferous ether
    — 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
    The beauty and the scent of roses can be used as a medicine and the sun rays as a food.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: beauty  food  medicine 
     
    I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
    — Nikola Tesla
    tags: men 
     
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    nikola tesla
    Birth    : July 10, 1856
    Death  : January 7, 1943
    Occupation  : Inventor