Nikola Tesla Quotes.
There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and, in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate.
Of the various branches of electrical investigation, perhaps the most interesting and immediately the most promising is that dealing with alternating currents.
There is no memory or retentive faculty based on lasting impression. What we designate as memory is but increased responsiveness to repeated stimuli.
The desire that guides me in all I do is the desire to harness the forces of nature to the service of mankind.
From my childhood I had been intended for the clergy. This prospect hung like a dark cloud on my mind.
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.
I don’t care that they stole my idea . . I care that they don’t have any of their own
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.
If your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world.
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.
Every effort under compulsion demands a sacrifice of energy. I never paid such a price.
We all make mistakes, and it is better to make them before we begin.
The newspapers of the twenty-first century will give a mere ‘stick’ in the back pages to accounts of crime or political controversies, but will headline on the front pages the proclamation of a new scientific hypothesis.
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.