21 Quotes by Nikola Tesla that’ll make you think

Quotes by Nikola TeslaAs someone who studied electrical engineering, I was always fascinated by the work of great scientists like Nikola Tesla. So today I thought it might be interesting to explore some quotes by Nikola Tesla.

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventorelectrical engineermechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. The world we take for granted today owes a lot to the work of scientists like Tesla, so it’s worth listening to what he had to say. Well, I think so anyway.

One or two of his observations might seem quite controversial to modern sensibilities but I still think it’s worth exploring some of the quotes credited to him.

Here are 21 quotes by Nikola Tesla and I hope you find them interesting.

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Quotes by Nikola Tesla:

  1. I myself eschew all stimulants. I also practically abstain from meat.
  2. I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
  3. The harness of waterfalls is the most economical method known for drawing energy from the sun.
  4. Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
  5. In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place that slave labour occupied in ancient civilization.
  6. 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.
  7. The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.
  8. There is no memory or retentive faculty based on lasting impressions. What we designate as memory is but increased responsiveness to repeated stimuli. 
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. In a time not distant, it will be possible to flash any image formed in thought on a screen and render it visible at any place desired. The perfection of this means of reading thought will create a revolution for the better in all our social relations.
  18. 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.
  19. 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 and more power. Power is our mainstay, the primary source of our many-sided energies.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.

Further reading:

If you’d like to learn more about Nikola Tesla, his autobiography is available in paperback. The book is called:-

My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

You can check it out at Amazon if you click HERE.

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5 truly inspirational quotes worthy of a moment’s reflection

truly inspirational quotesIf something to inspire you is what you’re seeking today then I have five truly inspirational quotes just for you.

Four of them may be from the same author, but they’re all worthy of reflection. I found them inspirational and I hope you do too.

Enjoy them all and then please pass them on to your friends and colleagues.

Truly Inspirational Quotes:

  1. Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.’ ~Lao-Tzu.
  2. Time is not something you FIND or MAKE. The clock and the calendar move on at their own pace with or without you. Your choice is how you use it. ~Michael Josephson
  3. Sometimes life doesn’t turn out how you had expected or hoped. That doesn’t mean you can’t or won’t be happy. If you don’t limit yourself to your first version of your life there is always a bright future ahead. If you believe that the best is yet to come you will be right. ~Michael Josephson
  4. Doing what you like is FUN. Doing what you love is HAPPINESS. Doing what you want is FREEDOM. Doing what you say is INTEGRITY. Doing what you can is SERVICE. Doing what you must is DUTY. Doing what you should is CHARACTER. ~Michael Josephson
  5. It is not enough to exist, you must LIVE. It is not enough to survive, you must THRIVE. It is not enough to care, you must COMMIT. It is not enough to seek success, you must seek SIGNIFICANCE. It is not enough to live long, you must LIVE WELL. ~Michael Josephson

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10 truly inspirational quotes that’ll make you think

truly inspirational quotesIf you’re looking for some truly inspirational quotes, then I have some great ones for you today, dear reader. So, take a few moments to be inspired.

And then please feel free to pass them on.

Truly Inspirational Quotes:

  1. Clutter in our lives weighs us down emotionally. Have a good clear-out occasionally, you will feel liberated and it will give you the confidence to move on. ~Roy Sutton
  2. The measure of a man’s character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. ~Baron Thomas Babington Macauley
  3. Every man has three characters: that which he shows; that which he has; and that which he thinks he has. ~Alphonse Karr
  4. You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  5. If we want our children to possess the traits of character we most admire, we need to teach them what those traits are and why they deserve both admiration and allegiance. Children must learn to identify the forms and content of those traits. ~William J. Bennett
  6. Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. ~Haim Ginott
  7. A truly loving parent won’t be looking for payback from a child. The child’s happiness, self-confidence and independence are the only rewards of good parenting. ~Roy Sutton
  8. Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. ~Marian Wright Edelman
  9. The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology or the president. You realise that you control your own destiny. ~Albert Ellis
  10. My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that’s nice too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success. ~ Helen Hayes Brown

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10 truly inspirational quotes that are thoughtful and deep

truly-inspirational-quotesWe can all use a little inspiration occasionally, I’m sure you’ll agree dear reader. So here are what I believe to be 10 truly inspirational quotes.

Truly Inspirational Quotes (1-5):

  1. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead
  2. If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down. ~Mary Pickford
  3. It’s really important for children to have good morals and good manners, and that they’re thoughtful of other people and that they learn the consequences of their actions. ~Jerry Hall
  4. Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world. And since the beginning of time, all they’ve ever been is kicked. ~Little Richard
  5. Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid. ~Bernard Meltzer

Truly Inspirational Quotes (6-10):

  1. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. ~Helen Keller
  2. We must protect the very things that make America so special – most certainly including our civil liberties. But we cannot do so without strong national security and thoughtful and informed discourse. ~Mike Pompeo
  3. truly-inspirational-quotesHave patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them and every day begin the task anew. ~Saint Francis de Sales
  4. I used to hear on the radio people like Jack Benny or Bob Hope, but I never had any interest in their type of humour. I thought that I could do something more substantially meaningful with significant, thoughtful, analytical reflections on real-life situations. ~Jackie Mason
  5. In a president, character is everything. A president doesn’t have to be brilliant. He doesn’t have to be clever; you can hire clever. You can hire pragmatic, and you can buy and bring in policy wonks. But you can’t buy courage and decency. You can’t rent a strong moral sense. A president must bring those things with him. He needs to have, in that much-maligned word, but a good one nonetheless, a vision of the future he wishes to create. But a vision is worth little if a president doesn’t have the character – the courage and heart – to see it through.  ~Peggy Noonan

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