One of the greatest inventors of all time, Nikola Tesla, “The genius who lit the world”, is well known for the Tesla coil (which laid the foundation for wireless technologies), the development of the alternating-current electrical system, while also being credited with the discovery of the rotating magnetic field.

Tesla is also the man behind many other great inventions, but because he forgot to write down many of his ideas, others used them to their own advantage to become rich and famous.

Tesla never really cared about money; what he wanted most was to provide free electricity to the world. However, such a project needed investors and, despite having found them, they eventually started to doubt his system. This led to bankruptcy and the tower he had built had to be sold in order to cover his debt.

Nikola Tesla was never the marrying type, as he thought that being in a relationship would interfere with his work. But since most of us need another soul to keep us company and understand us, Tesla had a very special relationship with his pigeons, going as far as

Tesla showed us that everything is possible when you try hard enough, his legacy lives on to this day, and we will be forever grateful to this beautiful mind. Here are 25 Nikola Tesla quotes to discover the genius within and become the inventor of your dreams.

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.

I don’t care that they stole my idea …  I care that they don’t have any of their own.

 

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.

 

Of all things, I liked books best.

 

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.

 

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

 

I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.

 

The feeling is constantly growing on me that I had been the first to hear the greeting of one planet to another.

If your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world.

 

My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration.

 

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.

 

All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.

 

Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution, but it contains certain known factors.

 

We crave for new sensations but soon become indifferent to them. The wonders of yesterday are today common occurrences

 

Invention is the most important product of man’s creative brain. The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs.

 

If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe.

 

What one man calls God, another calls the laws of physics.

 

The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains.

 

It’s not the love you make. It’s the love you give.

 

But instinct is something which transcends knowledge. We have, undoubtedly, certain finer fibers that enable us to perceive truths when logical deduction, or any other willful effort of the brain, is futile.

 

So astounding are the facts in this connection, that it would seem as though the Creator, himself had electrically designed this planet…

 

Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing on within themselves.

 

Most certainly, some planets are not inhabited, but others are, and among these there must exist life under all conditions and phases of development.

 

Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment and merging of races, and we are still far from this blissful realization.

 

As I review the events of my past life I realize how subtle are the influences that shape our destinies.


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