I have harnessed the cosmic rays and caused them to operate a motive
have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through
equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has
no relation to reality.
So astounding are
the facts in this connection, that it would seem as though the Creator,
himself had electrically designed this planet...
Tesla has contributed
more to electrical science than any man up to his time. —Lord
Science is but
a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment
The world, I think,
will wait a long time for Nikola Tesla's equal in achievement and imagination.
- Edwin H. Armstrong
Tesla is entitled
to the enduring gratitude of mankind. —Arthur Compton
We think of his
contribution much oftener than that of Ampere and Ohm ... the induction
motor and our power system are enduring monuments to Nikola Tesla. —
Dr. E.F.W. Alexanderson
In his speech presenting
Tesla with the Edison medal, Vice President Behrend of the Institute
of Electrical Engineers eloquently expressed the following: Were we
to seize and eliminate from our industrial world the result of Mr. Tesla's
work, the wheels of industry would cease to turn, our electric cars
and trains would stop, our towns would be dark and our mills would be
idle and dead. His name marks an epoch in the advance of electrical
science. Mr. Behrend ended his speech with a paraphrase of Pope's lines
on Newton: Nature and nature's laws lay hid by night. God said 'Let
Tesla be' and all was light.