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Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 [28 June on the Julian Calendar] – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. He was born and raised in the Austrian Empire and emigrated to the United States in 1884. [1]Wikipedia

Nikola Tesla Quotes

“The most wonderful thing about the eye is its capability of conveying to the mind the idea of tridimensional extension. Although a result of touch, change of place, or generally previous experience, it nevertheless is possible only though the medium of the eye. And such conception can be conveyed to the mind only by countless points of action. To illustrate: – I have in this room, say fifty coins, each of which has its own rate of vibration. I send a composite vibration through the room and I am able to make any one of these coils respond…You are surrounded by influences which primarily affect your eye and so direct your motions. This may seem a bold statement, but I have so far convinced myself of its truth that I can think of no subject I can conceive no idea of anything without being able to locate the first visual impression which started the train of thought.” – Nikola Tesla on Far Seeing, The New York Herald August 30, 1986

“We are whirling through endless space with an inconceivable speed. All around us everything is spinning. Everything is moving. Everything is energy. There must be some way of availing ourselves of this energy more directly. With the power derived from it, with every form of energy obtained without effort, from the store forever inexhaustible, humanity will advance with giant strides. The mere contemplation of these magnificent possibilities expands our minds, strengthens our hopes and fills our hearts with extreme delight.” – Nikola Tesla’s Work, The New York Sun, May 3, 1896

“A man receives a certain term of life; so many hours to pass on this earth- I mean hours when he is alive, awake; I do not count the hours when he is sleeping; I do not believe they are, strictly speaking, included in his term of life. When a man really lives he is dying hour by hour, but when he sleeps he is accumulating vital forces which will make him go on living. In other words, in measuring out our dole of hours to each one of us, the greatest timekeeper stops his count while we are sleeping. Therefore, the longer a man sleeps, the longer he will remain on earth. Nearly all long-lived people have been great sleepers.” [Mr. Tesla himself is a poor sleeper.]- Tesla on Long Life and Sleep, The Electrical Engineer, February 24, 1897

When we speak of man, we have a conception of humanity as a whole, and before applying scientific methods to the investigation of his movement, we must accept this as a physical fact. But can any one doubt today that all the millions of individuals and all the innumerable types and characters constitute an entity, a unit? Though free to think and act, we are held together like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties we cannot see, but we can feel them. I cut myself in the finger, and it pains me: this finger is a part of me. I see a friend hurt, and it hurts me, too: my friend and I are one. And now I see stricken down an enemy, a lump of matter which, of all the lumps of matter in the universe, I care least for, and still it grieves me. Does this not prove that each of us is only a part of a whole? – The Problem of Increasing Human Energy, The Century Magazine, June 1900

[On high frequency electrical currents] “Ever since my first demonstration with these currents I have noticed their beneficial action…They are undoubtedly destined to create a great revolution in therapy and medical treatment. Dr. Arrhenius is a skillful experimenter and his announcements may be relied upon. I have long been convinced that high frequency currents are useful in certain nervous afflictions and that they assisted mental effort. –Tesla Predicts More Wonders, The New YorkSun, April 17, 1912

“Great as are the past achievements, the future holds out more glorious promise. We are getting an insight into the essence of things; our means and methods are being refined, a new and specialized race is developing with knowledge deep and precise, with greater powers and keener perceptions. Mysterious as ever before, nature yields her precious secrets more readily and the spirit of man asserts its mastery over the physical universe.” –Letter: Mr. Tesla on the Future, Modern Electric March 18, 1912

[2]Newspaper Images from TeslaCollection.com

[3]Tesla Photo

February 28, 2023


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