Nikola Tesla

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The economic transmission of power without wires is of all-surpassing importance to man. By its means he will gain complete mastery of the air, the sea and the desert. It will enable him to dispense with the necessity of mining, pumping, transporting and burning fuel, and so do away with innumerable causes of sinful waste.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Mean
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The future will show whether my foresight is as accurate now as it has proved heretofore.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Accurate
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The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter — for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way. He lives and labors and hopes.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Taken
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I hold that space cannot be curved, for the simple reason that it can have no properties. It might as well be said that God has properties. He has not, but only attributes and these are of our own making. Of properties we can only speak when dealing with matter filling the space. To say that in the presence of large bodies space becomes curved is equivalent to stating that something can act upon nothing. I, for one, refuse to subscribe to such a view.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Simple
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The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Men
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So we find that the three possible solutions of the great problem of increasing human energy are answered by the three words: food, peace, work.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Energy
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We build but to tear down. Most of our work and resource is squandered. Our onward march is marked by devastation. Everywhere there is an appalling loss of time, effort and life. A cheerless view, but true.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Loss
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When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Real
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I predict that very shortly the old-fashioned incandescent lamp, having a filament heated to brightness by the passage of electric current through it, will entirely disappear.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Lamps
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We should begin at the very root from which we spring, we should effect a radical reform in the character of the food.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Spring
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I would not give my rotating field discovery for a thousand inventions, however valuable... A thousand years hence, the telephone and the motion picture camera may be obsolete, but the principle of the rotating magnetic field will remain a vital, living thing for all time to come.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Discovery
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It is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Men
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Of all things, I liked books best.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Book
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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
Collection: Success
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Electric power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities and can drive the world’s machinery without the need of coal, oil, gas, or any other of the common fuels.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Energy
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My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Brain
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It’s not the love you make. It’s the love you give.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Love You
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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
Collection: Reality
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The desire that guides me in all I do is the desire to harness the forces of nature to the service of mankind.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Desire
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There is no energy in matter other than that received from the environment.
- Nikola Tesla
Collection: Energy