...the papers, which thirty years ago conferred upon me the honor of American citizenship, are always kept in a safe, while my orders, diplomas, degrees, gold medals and other distinctions are packed away in old trunks.
Nikola Tesla Quotes
Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution, but it contains certain known factors.Source:
That is the trouble with many inventors; they lack patience. They lack the willingness to work a thing out slowly and clearly and sharply in their mind, so that they can actually 'feel it work.' They want to try their first idea right off; and the result is they use up lots of money and lots of good material, only to find eventually that they are working in the wrong direction. We all make mistakes, and it is better to make them before we begin.Source:
...for if the potential be sufficiently high and if the terminals of the coils be maintained at the proper altitudes the action described will take place, and a current will be transmitted through the elevated air strata, which will encounter little and possibly even less resistance than if conveyed through a copper wire of a practicable size.
If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe.
The opinion of the world does not affect me. I have placed as the real values in my life what follows when I am dead.Source:
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
Most certainly, some planets are not inhabited, but others are, and among these there must exist life under all conditions and phases of development.Source:
It is quite evident, though, that this squandering cannot go on indefinitely, for geological investigations prove our fuel stores to be limited. So great has been the drain on them of late years that the specter of exhaustion is looming up threateningly in the distance...Source:
The world will wait a longtime for Nikola Tesla's equal in achievement and imagination.