Nikola Tesla innovation quotes

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a Serbian physicist, inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer and futurist.



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.


The Universe as a Source of Enlightenment and Divine Creativity



Nikola Tesla invention quotes

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




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.


Innovation is Love


Outstanding Thinker

Happy Achiever





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.


Futures Thinking






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.


Knowledge, Wisdom, Enlightenment


Thinking Differently






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.


Radical Innovation


How To Invent a New Great Product




As in nature, all is ebb and tide, all is wave motion, so it seems that in all branches of industry, alternating currents ‒ electric wave motion ‒ will have the sway.


Holistic Thinking

Systems Thinking




It seems that I have always been ahead of my time. I had to wait nineteen years before Niagara was harnessed by my system, fifteen years before the basic inventions for wireless which I gave to the world in 1893 were applied universally.


Divine Creativity, Discoveries, Inventions, Comprehension




They laughed at me in 1897 when I told them about the cosmic ray. Fifty years ago they attempted to discredit my discovery of the rotating magnetic field and my system of power transmission by alternating currents. They called me crazy when I predicted the radio and when I sent the first impulse around the world they said it couldn’t be done.


Be Different and Make a Difference!


Radical Innovation

Innovation Quotes



Nikola Tesla invention quotes

Every living being is an engine geared to

the wheelwork of the universe.