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Quotes by Nikola Tesla - (15 quotes)

Nikola Tesla - From the Brother/Sisterhood category:

Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them. (Nikola Tesla)

Nikola Tesla - From the Effort category:

Every effort under compulsion demands a sacrifice of life-energy. I never paid such a price. On the contrary, I have thrived on my thoughts. (Nikola Tesla)

Nikola Tesla - From the Failure category:

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

Nikola Tesla - From the Fire category:

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)

Nikola Tesla - From the Gender category:

Women will ignore precedent and startle civilization with their progress. (Nikola Tesla)

Nikola Tesla - From the Humanity category:

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)

Nikola Tesla - From the Invention category:

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)

Nikola Tesla - From the Mistakes category:

We all make mistakes, and it is better to make them before we begin. (Nikola Tesla)

Nikola Tesla - From the Patriotism category:

There is something within me that might be illusion as it is often case with young delighted people, but if I would be fortunate to achieve some of my ideals, it would be on the behalf of the whole of humanity. If those hopes would become fulfilled, the most exiting thought would be that it is a deed of a Serb. (Nikola Tesla)

Nikola Tesla - From the Searching category:

A thousand secrets of nature which I might have stumbled upon accidentally I would have given for that one which I had wrestled from her against all odds and at the peril of my existence. (Nikola Tesla)

Nikola Tesla - From the Senses category:

Our senses enable us to perceive only a minute portion of the outside world. (Nikola Tesla)

Nikola Tesla - From the Solitude category:

The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think... Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born. (Nikola Tesla)

Nikola Tesla - From the Success category:

The practical success of an idea, irrespective of its inherent merit, is dependent on the attitude of the contemporaries. If timely, it is quickly adopted; if not, it is apt to fare like a sprout lured out of the ground by warm sunshine, only to be injured and retarded in its growth by the succeeding frost. (Nikola Tesla)

Nikola Tesla - From the Universe category:

Man, like the universe, is a machine. Nothing enters our minds or determines our actions which is not directly or indirectly a response to stimuli beating upon our sense organs from without. (Nikola Tesla)

Nikola Tesla - From the Work category:

I am credited with being one of the hardest workers and perhaps I am, if thought is the equivalent of labour, for I have devoted to it almost all of my waking hours. But if work is interpreted to be a definite performance in a specified time according to a rigid rule, then I may be the worst of idlers. (Nikola Tesla)