70+ EXCLUSIVE Nikola Tesla Quotes To See Life Differently

70+ EXCLUSIVE Nikola Tesla Quotes To See Life Differently

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist who is best known for designing the alternating-current (AC) electric system, which is still the predominant electrical system used across the world today. He also created the “Tesla coil,” which is still used in radio technology. He garnered over 300 patents in his lifetime.

One of the greatest inventors of all time, thought-provoking Nikola Tesla quotes showed us that everything is possible and we must be the inventor of our dreams.

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Nikola Tesla Quotes

The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine. – Nikola Tesla tweet

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 tweet

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 tweet

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

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

The spread of civilization 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 tweet

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

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

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

Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selective you become. – Nikola Tesla tweet

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

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

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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 tweet

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 tweet

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 tweet

Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists. – Nikola Tesla tweet

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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 tweet

The feeling is constantly growing on me that I had been the first to hear the greeting of one planet to another. – Nikola Tesla tweet

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. – Nikola Tesla tweet

If your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world. – Nikola Tesla tweet

Best Nikola Tesla Quotes to Make Your Biggest Dreams Come True

  • 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
  • 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
  • If the genius of invention were to reveal tomorrow the secret of immortality, of eternal beauty and youth, for which all humanity is aching, the same inexorable agents which prevent a mass from changing suddenly its velocity would likewise resist the force of the new knowledge until time gradually modifies human thought. – Nikola Tesla
  • Modern science says: ‘The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the moon is the future.’ From an incandescent mass we have originated, and into a frozen mass we shall turn. Merciless is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn to our doom. – 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come and point the way. – 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 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
  • Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution, but it contains certain known factors. – Nikola Tesla
  • 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

Greatest Nikola Tesla Quotes On Life, Science And Inventions

  • We crave for new sensations but soon become indifferent to them. The wonders of yesterday are today common occurrences. – Nikola Tesla
  • Of all 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
  • With ideas it is like with dizzy heights you climb: At first they cause you discomfort and you are anxious to get down, distrustful of your own powers; but soon the remoteness of the turmoil of life and the inspiring influence of the altitude calm your blood; your step gets firm and sure and you begin to look – for dizzier heights. – Nikola Tesla
  • Invention is the most important product of man’s creative brain. The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs. – Nikola Tesla
  • Archimedes was my ideal. I admired the works of artists, but to my mind, they were only shadows and semblances. The inventor, I thought, gives to the world creations which are palpable, which live and work. – Nikola Tesla
  • In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization. – Nikola Tesla
  • If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe. – Nikola Tesla
  • The harness of waterfalls is the most economical method known for drawing energy from the sun. – Nikola Tesla
  • My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get a new idea, I start at once building it up in my imagination and make improvements and operate the device in my mind. When I have gone so far as to embody everything in my invention, every possible improvement I can think of, and when I see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form the final product of my brain. – Nikola Tesla
  • What one man calls God; another calls the laws of physics. – Nikola Tesla
  • There is no energy in matter other than that received from the environment. – Nikola Tesla
  • The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains. – 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
  • Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament with tics inseparable. These tics cannot be seen, but we can feel them. – 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
  • We may produce at will, from a sending station, an electrical effect in any particular region of the globe; we may determine the relative position or course of a moving object, such as a vessel at sea, the distance traversed by the same, or its speed. – Nikola Tesla

Inspirational Quotes By Nikola Tesla that Will Make you Re-Think Everything

  • So astounding are the facts in this connection, that it would seem as though the Creator, himself had electrically designed this planet… – 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
  • All people’s everywhere should have free energy sources. Electric power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities and can drive the world’s machinery without the need for coal, oil or gas. – Nikola Tesla
  • There is no memory or retentive faculty based on lasting impression. What we designate as memory is but increased responsiveness to repeated stimuli. – Nikola Tesla
  • Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing on within themselves. – Nikola Tesla
  • The day will soon come when I will show the world that the transmission of power and speech without the aid of any wires is possible. – Nikola Tesla
  • Most certainly, some planets are not inhabited, but others are, and among these there must exist life under all conditions and phases of development. – Nikola Tesla
  • Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment and merging of races, and we are still far from this blissful realization. – 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
  • As I review the events of my past life, I realize how subtle are the influences that shape our destinies. – Nikola Tesla
  • 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
  • Misunderstandings are always caused by the inability of appreciating one another’s point of view. – Nikola Tesla
  • By an irony of fate, my first employment was as a draughtsman. I hated drawing; it was for me the very worst of annoyances. Fortunately, it was not long before I secured the position I sought, that of chief electrician to the telephone company. – Nikola Tesla
  • There is no conflict between the ideal of religion and the ideal of science, but 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. – Nikola Tesla
  • We are whirling through endless space, with an inconceivable speed, all around everything is spinning, everything is moving, everywhere there is energy. – Nikola Tesla
  • 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
  • My belief is firm in a law of compensation. The true rewards are ever in proportion to the labor and sacrifices made. – Nikola Tesla
  • We are all one. – Nikola Tesla
  • From my childhood I had been intended for the clergy. This prospect hung like a dark cloud on my mind. – Nikola Tesla
  • I myself eschew all stimulants. I also practically abstain from meat. – Nikola Tesla
  • The trend of opinion among eugenists is that we must make marriage more difficult. Certainly no one who is not a desirable parent should be permitted to produce progeny. – Nikola Tesla

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