A new idea must not be judged by its immediate results.
Other Nikola Tesla quotes:
I have already demonstrated, by crucial tests, the practicability of signaling by my system from one to any other point of the globe, no matter how remote, and I shall soon convert the disbelievers.
From childhood I was compelled to concentrate attention upon myself. This caused me much suffering, but to my present view, it was a blessing in disguise for it has taught me to appreciate the inestimable value of introspection in the preservation of life, as well as a means of achievement.
I don't care that they stole my idea. I care that they don't have any of their own.
Each day we go to our work in the hope of discovering.
The desire that guides me in all I do is the desire to harness the forces of nature to the service of mankind.
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.
The by far greater number of human beings are never aware of what is passing around and within them, and millions fall victims of disease and die prematurely just on this account.
Every living being is an engine geared to the wheel-work of the universe.
Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.
The Buddhist expresses it in one way, the Christian in another, but both say the same: We are all one.