“Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance.”
– Nikola Tesla
Who Was Nikola Tesla the Inventor
Nikola Tesla was great inventor, who developed the induction motor, new types of generators and transformers, a system of alternating current power transmission, fluorescent lights, and a new type of steam turbine.
Nikola Tesla was born on July 9, 1856, in the village of Smiljan, in Croatia, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and in 1891 became a U.S. citizen.
Nikola Tesla was known for his unusual mental abilities. He had a photographic memory and was able to use creative visualization with an unusual and practical intensity.
Tesla describes in his autobiography, how he was able to visualize a particular apparatus, and was then able to actually test run the apparatus, disassemble it and check for proper action and wear.
During the manufacturing phase of his inventions, he would work with all blueprints and specifications in his head.
The invention invariably was assembled together without redesign and worked perfectly.
It is said that Nikola Tesla slept one to 2 hours a day and worked continuously on his inventions and theories without benefit of ordinary relaxation or vacations.
It is also said that he was able to judge the dimension of an object to a hundredth of an inch and perform difficult computations in his head without benefit of slide rule or mathematical tables.
On 30 July 1891, aged 35, Tesla became a naturalized citizen of the United States.
Nikola Tesla Quotes
Here are a few of Nikola Tesla quotes.
“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”
“Electrical science has revealed to us the true nature of light, has provided us with innumerable appliances and instruments of precision, and has thereby vastly added to the exactness of our knowledge.”
“Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing on within themselves.”
“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.”
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
“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.”
“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.”
“In a time not distant, it will be possible to flash any image formed in thought on a screen and render it visible at any place desired. The perfection of this means of reading thought will create a revolution for the better in all our social relations.”
“We wind a simple ring of iron with coils; we establish the connections to the generator, and with wonder and delight we note the effects of strange forces which we bring into play, which allow us to transform, to transmit and direct energy at will.”
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