Nikola Tesla

 
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Died: 7 January 1943, Newyork, NY, USA

Born: 10 July 1856,  Smiljan, Croatia

Nikola Tesla was one of the most notable inventors of the 20th century. With over 300 patents to his name, including the development of AC current and engines able to work of off this novel means of transferring electricity. He came to America in the late 1800's to meet his then idol Edison, however following his discovery of AC current, the two ended up in conflict. Edison and Tesla's primary clash would be at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago where Tesla light up the entire city. Tesla is also responsible for designing the power plant at Niagra Falls. Tesla filed more than 300 patents during his 86 years of life, and his inventions helped pave the way for alternating current (AC), electric motors, radios, fluorescent lights, lasers, and remote controls, among many other things. He was simply a Great Genius!


It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.
Money does not represent such a value as men have placed upon it. All my money has been invested into experiments with which I have made new discoveries enabling mankind to have a little easier life.

Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing on within themselves.
Of all things, I liked books best.
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.
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.
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.
I don’t care that they stole my idea. I care that they don’t have any of their own
The history of science shows that theories are perishable. With every new truth that is revealed we get a better understanding of Nature and our conceptions and views are modified.
If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.