Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) Inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist.
Tesla lost in deep thought and reflection. (Photo cred. all-that-is-interesting.com)
My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla
QUOTES FROM THE MAN HIMSELF
- “As I review the events of my past life I realize how subtle are the influences that shape our destinies.”
- “The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention, it is the most important product of the creative brain.”
- “Its’s ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of the material world”.
- “Every effort under compulsion requires life-energy, I never have paid a such price, on the contrary I have thrived on my thoughts.
- “I am credited to have been one of the hardest workers and perhaps I am, if thought is the equivalent of labor, for I have devoted to it almost all of my waking”.
- “My belief is firm in the law of compensation.The true rewards are ever in proportion to the labor and sacrifices made”.
- “We all must have an ideal to govern our conduct and insure contentment, but it is immaterial whether it be of one creed, art , science, or anything else, so long as it it fills the function of a dematerializing force. It is essential to the peaceful existence of humanity as a whole that one common conception should prevail”.
- An Inventors endeavor is essentially lifesaving. Whether he harnesses forces , improves devices, or provides new comforts or conveniences, he is adding to the safety of our existence”.
- “When a natural inclination develops into a passionate desire, one advances towards his goal in seven league boots”.
- “We must not just a new idea by its immediate results”.