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“I Don't Care that They Stole My Idea... I Care that They Don't have any of their Own.”

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“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.”

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“Be alone, that is The Secret of Invention; Be alone, that is when Ideas are Born.”

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“If You Want to Find The Secrets of The Universe, Think in Terms of Energy, Frequency and Vibration.”

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“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.”

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“Great Moments are Born Great Opportunity.”

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“Intelligent People Tend to have Less Friends than The Average Person. The Smarter You are, The More Selective You Become.”

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“If Your Hate could Be Turned into Electricity, it would Light up The Whole World.”

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“The Scientists of Today Think Deeply Instead of Clearly. One must Be Sane to Think Clearly, but One can Think Deeply and Be Quite Insane.”

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“I Do Not Think You can Name Many Great Inventions that have been Made by Married Men.”

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“Electrical Science has Revealed to Us The True Nature of Light, has Provided Us with Innumerable Appliances and Instruments of Precision, and has thereby Vastly Added to The Exactness of Our Knowledge.”

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“Our Virtues and Our Failings are Inseparable, Like Force and Matter. When They Separate, Man is No More.”

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“The Present is theirs; The Future, for which I Really Worked, is mine.”

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“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.”

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“In The Twenty-First Century, The Robot will Take The Place which Slave Labor Occupied in Ancient Civilization.”

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“It will soon Be Possible to Transmit Wireless Messages around The World so Simply that any Individual can Carry and Operate his Own Apparatus.”

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“Of all Things, I Liked Books Best.”

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“There is No Conflict between The Ideal of Religion and The Ideal of Science, but Science is Opposed to Theological Dogmas Because Science is Founded on Fact. To Me, The Universe is Simply a Great Machine which Never Came into Being and Never will End. The Human Being is No Exception to The Natural Order. Man, Like The Universe, is a Machine.”

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“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.”

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“The Scientific Man Does Not Aim at an Immediate Result. He Does Not Expect that his Advanced Ideas will Be Readily Taken up. His Work is Like that of The Planter - for The Future. His Duty is to Lay The Foundation for those who are to Come, and Point The Way.”

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“If You only Knew The Magnificence of The 3, 6 and 9, then You would have The Key to The Universe.”

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“Anti-Social Behaviour is a Trait of Intelligence in a World Full of Conformists.”

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“All Knowledge or form Conception is Evoked through The Medium of The Eye, either in Response to Disturbances Directly Received on The Retina or to their Fainter Secondary Effects and Reverberations. Other Sense Organs can only Call Forth Feelings which have No Reality of Existence and of which No Conception can Be Formed.”

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“Peace can only Come as a Natural Consequence of Universal Enlightenment.”

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“The Spread of Civilisation may Be Likened to a Fire; First, a Feeble Spark, Next a Flickering Flame, then a mighty Blaze, ever Increasing in Speed and Power.”

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“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.”

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“Peace can only Come as a Natural Consequence of Universal Enlightenment and Merging of Races, and We are still Far from This Blissful Realization.”

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“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.”

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“Everyone should Consider his Body as a Priceless Gift from One whom He Loves above all, a Marvelous Work of Art, of Indescribable Beauty, and Mystery beyond Human Conception, and so Delicate that a Word, a Breath, a Look, Nay, a Thought may Injure it.”

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“Life is and will ever Remain an Equation Incapable of Solution, but it Contains Certain Known Factors.” 

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“What One Man Calls God, another Calls The Laws of Physics.”

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“In a Crystal We have Clear Evidence of The Existence of a Formative Life Principle, and though We Cannot Understand The Life of a Crystal, it is Nonetheless a Living Being.”

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“There is No Energy in Matter Other than that Received from The Environment.”

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“Its Not The Love You Make. It’s The Love You Give.”

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“From My Childhood I had been Intended for The Clergy. This Prospect Hung Like a Dark Cloud on My Mind.”

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“I could only Achieve Success in My Life through Self-Discipline, and I Applied it until My Wish and My will Became One.”

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“My Method is Different. I Do Not Rush into Actual Work. When I Get an Idea I Start at Once Building it Up in My Imagination. I Change The Construction, Make Improvements, and Operate The Device Entirely in My Mind.”

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“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.”

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“The Day will soon Come when I will Show The World that The Transmission of Power and Speech Without The Aid of any Wires is Possible.”

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“Invention is The Most Important Product of Man's Creative Brain. The Ultimate Purpose is The Complete Mastery of Mind Over The Material World, The Harnessing of Human Nature to Human Needs.”

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“The Individual is Ephemeral, Races and Nations Come and Pass away, but Man Remains.”

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“Inventors Don’t have Time for Married Life.”

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“The Opinion of The World Does Not affect Me. I have Placed as The Real Values in My Life what Follows when I am Dead.”

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“You may Live to See Man-Made Horrors beyond Your Comprehension.”

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“The Feeling is Constantly Growing on Me that I had been The First to Hear The Greeting of One Planet to another.”

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“Science is but a Perversion of itself unless it has as its Ultimate Goal The Betterment of Humanity.”

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“When Natural Inclination Develops into a Passionate Desire, One Advances Towards his Goal in Seven-League Boots.”

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“Archimedes was My Ideal. I Admired The Works of Artists, but to My Mind, They were only Shadows and Semblances. The Inventor, I Thought, Gives to The World Creations which are Palpable, which Live and Work.”

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“I am even Grateful to Einstein and Others Because through their Erroneous Theories They Lead Mankind away from that Dangerous Path I Followed.”

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“But Instinct is Something which Transcends Knowledge. We have, Undoubtedly, Certain Finer Fibers that Enable Us to Perceive Truths when Logical Deduction, or any other Willful Effort of The Brain, is Futile.”

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