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Nikola Tesla

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Born Thursday 10 July 1856, died Thursday 7 January 1943

Professions: Inventor, Physicist, Scientist

Nationalities: American, Croatian, Serbian

Wherever I am I can not help working at problems that present themselves to me and seem so important that I can not help but try to solve them. I spend so many hours at my laboratory at times that my friends become alarmed and threaten to lock the place up and hide the key.

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Source: "Man of the Future" - an interview by Curtis Brown in 1894, http://anengineersaspect.blogspot.com/2011/07/nikola-tesla-man-of-future-interview-by.html

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It is reasonable to suppose that the earth's electricity is generated by the atoms of which all things are composed. We and our world are not only whirling through space with a terrific speed, but every little atom in the world is whirling, too. Now there is good reason to believe that the molecules and their atoms are really little worlds that revolve and move in their orbits like stars, causing the ether about them to spin with them, thus generating electricity, or affording the conditions suitable to its generation.

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Source: "Man of the Future" - an interview by Curtis Brown in 1894, http://anengineersaspect.blogspot.com/2011/07/nikola-tesla-man-of-future-interview-by.html

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What about the birth of the Universe? Matter is created from the original and eternal energy that we know as Light.

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Source: interview with journalist John Smith in 1899, https://electrical-engineering-portal.com/nikola-tesla-everything-is-the-light

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First was energy, then matter.

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Source: interview with journalist John Smith in 1899, https://electrical-engineering-portal.com/nikola-tesla-everything-is-the-light

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Life has an infinite number of forms, and the duty of scientists is to find them in every form of matter.

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Source: interview with journalist John Smith in 1899, https://electrical-engineering-portal.com/nikola-tesla-everything-is-the-light

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I wanted to illuminate the whole earth. There is enough electricity to become a second sun. Light would appear around the equator, as a ring around Saturn.

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Source: interview with journalist John Smith in 1899, https://electrical-engineering-portal.com/nikola-tesla-everything-is-the-light

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Mankind is not ready for the great and good

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Source: interview with journalist John Smith in 1899, https://electrical-engineering-portal.com/nikola-tesla-everything-is-the-light

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Everything is the Light

Words: light

Source: interview with journalist John Smith in 1899

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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