I disagree with your assertion that "Croatia did not exist." It certainly did, and while it was in a confederation with Hungary since the 12th century, maintained its language, traditions, and identity. In addition, he was born in the Kingdom of Hungary which had recently become part of Austria Hungary. Let's be accurate. -- Bryan Dawson
Nikola Tesla never said that he is proud of his Croatian motherland and Serbian descent. He was always clearly saying that he is a Serb, and in time when he lived Croatia didn't exist. He was born in Austria-Hungary, in its province called the Millitary Borderland (in Serbian Vojna Krajina), where the majority of population were the Serbs. Croatia became a republic of Yugoslavia in 1945, and Tesla died in 1943. I shall delete that ridiculous communist lie from the article now.
That is your opinion, which might be correct and might be wrong (most probably)! FYI - I could argue on both sides for many reasons, but the truth is that he was of Serbian nationality, and of Croatian domicile (altough it was, as many other today independent states, a part of Austro-Hungarian Empire, Lika was integral part of Croatia, who shared the rights to Hungarian crown... ...and the ages of Tesla's youth and growing were the ages in which the Croatian and pan-slavic ideas were the strongest... They resulted with State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs in 1917, and later on with Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, and Kingdom of Yougoslavia later on... Altough not precisely depicted, attributed qoute was dated in 1936, and is said to be an response to birthday telegrame of an Yougoslav politician from Croatia... Full quote supossedly says: "As many as I'm proud of my Croatian homeland and Serbian origin, the way you politicians act in (Kingdom of) Yougoslavia I'll have nothing to return to..."
I have read Nikola Tesla's biography and have heard nothing of him being a mathematician (which he is currently categorized as). I'll remove that classification unless someone can prove that he was a mathematician.
The Man Who Patented the 20th Century
The Nikola Tesla Inventor's Club is a non-profit organization of American and Serbian-American inventors who works on promoting the life, legacy and work of Nikola Tesla. Among Tesla's many inventions, he had plans for unlimited energy and was well ahead of his time. If Tesla were around today, the severity of our energy crisis would likely make people listen to his ideas. In the same way that our oceans are abundant in gold, the air contains enough energy to make electricity the type of common resource that air, water and sunlight are. Tesla's biggest obstacle in creating this vision was that no investor was willing to finance a project which wouldn't return profits. At our meetings, we discuss issues like the one briefly addressed above and we share our knowledge of Tesla, physics, energy, electricity and
Our meetings are held once per month at the Free Library of Philadelphia's main branch. look at www.ntesla.meetup.com/38/ for more information about our meetings. In addition to our meetings, we also organize monthly social functions, watch movies about or involving Nikola Tesla and share our common interests. We are always looking to include more Tesla enthusiasts, inventors and those curious about the life of one of history's biggest mysteries. At www.ntesla.mettup.com/38/ you are able to suggest topics. We also are always looking for people with expertise in a certain field to give presentations. If you are a fan of Tesla, come out to a meeting. If you know someone who likes reading about Tesla's work, let them know about our group. Also, check out our website at www.nikolateslainventorsclub.com
I removed the following quotes from this page because I suspect them to be hoaxes. If they are legitimate, please provide better sources or at least some context.
This one was in "Sourced". I can imagine Tesla saying it, but the citation is suspicious. The fact that it was submitted anonymously makes me more suspicious.
- (To his Secretary) Miss! Never trust a Jew!
- Ibid., p. 165
- The antecedent for this "ibid" was not obvious. The quote followed a quote from the address at the belgrade station, which i seriously doubt was 165 pages long. If it really did come from a book, please specify.
- Ibid., p. 165
The other two were in "About". They simply seem like jokes to me.
- Tesla, upon being zapped.
- Billiards is the Man
If you provided these quotes, and they are legitimate, please accept my apologies. --Ubiquity 14:20, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
- Oops. I found the source for the antisemitic quote. And it was on p.165 as advertised. But the original contributor must have blindly copied it from someplace else, because the title of the book did not otherwise appear in the WQ article. Anyway, I restored the quote to the article. --Ubiquity 14:37, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
- "The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power. My Mother had taught me to seek all truth in the Bible; therefore I devoted the next few months to the study of this work." is not in the document that is claimed as source, should it be deleted? 184.108.40.206 16:58, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
- It appears as presented in a 2007 edition of the work: My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla, p. 41
“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”
What’s with the weird and trippy images? I seriously doubt that they are somehow related to Tesla. I a also suspect Tesla’s got enough wacko nut job fan boys as it is, without attracting more with these psychedelic outweirding things. --220.127.116.11 03:03, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages (see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations); but if you can provide a reliable and precise source for any quote on this list please move it to Nikola Tesla. --Antiquary 19:55, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
- The working [of the Extra Coil] was excellent with 1/4 wavelength.
- 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.
- Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity.
- Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
- The last 29 days of the month are the hardest.
- When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do this will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket. Book source: "Lightning in his hand: the life story of Nikola Tesla" by Inez Hunt, Wanetta W. Draper (Sage Books, 1964) http://books.google.es/books?id=-nAfAQAAIAAJ&q=%22A+man+will+be+able+to+carry+one+in+his+vest+pocket%22&dq=%22A+man+will+be+able+to+carry+one+in+his+vest+pocket%22&hl=es&sa=X&ei=M7J_UfXsCPKV7Abb44HAAg&redir_esc=y
Link for one of the sourced quotesEdit
I'm new, and don't yet feel comfortable editing, but I found what I believe is a scanned image of one of the sources given for the "Let the future tell the truth ..." quote in the April 27, 1927 issue of Politika:
It's in Serbian, and I don't speak it, so I can't actually attest to its accuracy. If anyone wants to check it out, maybe it can be added to the list of sources?
Neewom 00:52, 8 December 2011 (UTC)