Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, and physicist who is widely regarded as one of the most important and innovative scientists of the modern era. He was born on July 10, 1856, in the Austrian Empire, in what is now modern-day Croatia. Tesla’s father was a Serbian Orthodox priest, and his mother was a Croatian. Tesla was a brilliant student and showed an early interest in electrical engineering and physics.
Tesla began his career working for the Edison Machine Works in New York City, where he quickly gained a reputation as a gifted inventor and engineer. He went on to found his own companies, where he developed numerous groundbreaking inventions, including the Tesla coil, the AC motor, and the remote control.
Tesla died on January 7, 1943, in New York City, at the age of 86. Despite his many contributions to science and engineering, Tesla’s personal life was often tumultuous, and he struggled with financial difficulties throughout his career.
Today, Tesla is recognized as one of the most important inventors in history and a pioneer in the field of electrical engineering. His contributions to science and technology continue to inspire researchers and engineers around the world, and his legacy remains a testament to the power of innovation and creativity.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
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.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
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.
If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.
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.
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.
The desire that guides me in all I do is the desire to harness the forces of nature to the service of mankind.
The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains.
The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.
If your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world.
Of all the frictional resistances, the one that most retards human movement is ignorance, what Buddha called ‘the greatest evil in the world.
There is no energy in matter other than that received from the environment.
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 it exists.
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.
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.
The feeling is constantly growing on me that I had been the first to hear the greeting of one planet to another.
We crave for new sensations but soon become indifferent to them. The wonders of yesterday are today common occurrences.
To me, the universe is simply a great machine which never came into being and never will end.
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.
The most important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
The mind is everything; what you think, you become.