30 Best Nikola Tesla Quotes To Inspire You

Delve into some of the most insightful Nikola Tesla quotes that give a glimpse into the mind of a true genius whose legacy continues to inspire and shape the world.

Nikola Tesla, a brilliant mind of his time, revolutionized the world with his remarkable inventions in electricity. Born in 1856, he pioneered concepts like wireless communication and alternating current (AC) electricity, shaping the modern world.

Nikola Tesla Day is celebrated every year on July 10 to honour the life and achievements of Nikola Tesla.

He is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system that provides electricity for homes and buildings. He also pioneered the field of radio communication and invented the Tesla coil, a crucial component in wireless technology and radio transmission. He obtained around 300 patents worldwide for his inventions.

Tesla Motors is named after Nikola Tesla, honoring his legacy as one of history’s greatest inventors.

Top 10 Nikola Tesla Quotes

  1. “It’s not the love you make. It’s the love you give.” — Nikola Tesla 

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    Nikola Tesla Quotes Images
  2. “Great moments are born from great opportunity.” — Nikola Tesla 

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    quote of nikola tesla
  3. “A new idea must not be judged by its immediate results.” — Nikola Tesla
  4. “Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.” — Nikola Tesla

    Best Nikola Tesla Quotes
    Best Nikola Tesla Quotes
  5. “One’s salvation could only be brought about through his own efforts.” — Nikola Tesla
  6. “I hope this is the invention that will make war impossible.” — Nikola Tesla 

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  7. “What one man calls God, another calls the laws of physics.” — Nikola Tesla 

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    nikola tesla quotes
  8. “If your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world.” — Nikola Tesla 

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    Quotes By Nikola Tesla
  9. “I don’t care that they stole my idea. I care that they don’t have any of their own.” — Nikola Tesla

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    Nikola Tesla Famous Quotes
  10. “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” — Nikola Tesla 

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    nikola tesla energy quotes

Famous Quotes By Nikola Tesla

  1. “We crave for new sensations but soon become indifferent to them. The wonders of yesterday are today common occurrences.” — Nikola Tesla
  2. “Our senses enable us to perceive only a minute portion of the outside world.” — Nikola Tesla
  3. “One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.” — Nikola Tesla
  4. “Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing on within themselves.” — Nikola Tesla
  5. “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 really worked, is mine.” — Nikola Tesla
  6. “Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution, but it contains certain known factors.” — Nikola Tesla
  7. “Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.” — Nikola Tesla
  8. “The desire that guides me in all I do is the desire to harness the forces of nature to the service of mankind.” — Nikola Tesla
  9. “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.” — Nikola Tesla
  10. “We build but to tear down. Most of our work and resource is squandered. Our onward march is marked by devastation. Everywhere there is an appalling loss of time, effort and life. A cheerless view, but true.” — Nikola Tesla

Best Nikola Tesla Quotes

  1. “The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.” — Nikola Tesla
  2. “We all make mistakes, and it is better to make them before we begin.” — Nikola Tesla
  3. “Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.” — Nikola Tesla
  4. Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment.” — Nikola Tesla
  5. “Of all the frictional resistances, the one that most retards human movement is ignorance.” — Nikola Tesla
  6. “Our entire biological system, the brain, and the Earth itself, work on the same frequencies.” — Nikola Tesla
  7. “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe.” — Nikola Tesla
  8. “I could only achieve success in my life through self-discipline, and I applied it until my wish and my will became one.” — Nikola Tesla
  9. “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.” — Nikola Tesla
  10. “Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selective you become.”— Nikola Tesla
  11. “There is something within me that might be illusion as it is often case with young delighted people, but if I would be fortunate to achieve some of my ideals, it would be on the behalf of the whole of humanity.” — Nikola Tesla

More About Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was born in 1856 in Austria-Hungary. In 1884 Nikola Tesla moved to the United States and started working with another well-known inventor named Thomas Edison.

Tesla wrote several books and articles for magazines and journals. Among his books are My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla; The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla, compiled and edited by David Hatcher Childress; and The Tesla Papers.

Nikola Tesla died on January 7, 1943, on the 33rd floor of the Hotel New Yorker in Manhattan.

Inventions of Nikola Tesla

  • AC Energy (alternating current)
  • The Tesla Coil
  • Amplification Transmitter
  • Tesla Turbine
  • Shadowgraph
  • Radio
  • Neon Light
  • Power from Hydrogen
  • Induction Motor
  • Remote-Control Boat


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