3 Nikola Tesla Quotes for February 3rd - An Engineer's Aspect


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Friday, February 3, 2017

3 Nikola Tesla Quotes for February 3rd

While transcribing articles about Nikola Tesla, I like to note some of my favorite quotes. These below are three I found in the Electrical Experimenter.

Nikola Tesla in 1890, age 34
Source: Wikipedia
"The pressure of occupation and the incessant stream of impressions pouring into our consciousness thru all the gateways of knowledge make modern existence hazardous in many ways. Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing on within themselves. The premature death of millions is primarily traceable to this cause. Even among those who exercise care it is a common mistake to avoid imaginary, and ignore the real dangers. And what is true of an individual also applies, more or less, to a people as a whole."

~Nikola Tesla, "The Electrical Experimenter," Volume VI, No. 71, March, 1919, Page 776.

Nikola Tesla in about 1885, abt age 29
Source: Wikipedia
"Engineering, electrical and mechanical, is positive in results. There is scarcely a subject that cannot be mathematically treated and the effects calculated or the results determined beforehand from the available theoretical and practical data. The carrying out into practise of a crude idea as is being generally done is, I hold, nothing but a waste of energy, money and time."

~Nikola Tesla, "The Electrical Experimenter," Volume VI, No. 70, February, 1919, Page 744.

Nikola Tesla in about 1879, abt age 23
Source: Wikipedia
"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."

~Nikola Tesla, "The Electrical Experimenter," Volume VII, No. 73, May, 1919, Page 28.