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The evolution of electric power from the discovery of Faraday in 1831 to the initial great installation of the Tesla polyphase system in 1896 [at Niagara Falls] is undoubtedly the most tremendous event in all engineering history.

Dr. Charles F. Scott
Electrical Engineering, August, 1943 (Vol. 62, No. 8), pp. 351-355.

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It is true that some of them have had to do with wireless telegraphy and that in addition to the tower and poles there is a hole dug in the ground. This is 150 feet deep and is used in these experiments. The people about there, had they been awake instead of asleep, at other times would have seen even stranger things. Some day, but not at this time, I shall make an announcement of something that I never once dreamed of.

Nikola Tesla
“Tesla's Flashes Startling” (New York Sun, July 17th, 1903)

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It is a simple feat of scientific electrical engineering — only expensive — blind, faint-hearted, doubting world.

Nikola Tesla
“The Transmission of Electrical Energy Without Wires As a Means for Furthering Peace” (Electrical World & Engineer, January 7th, 1905)

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With a different form of wireless instrument devised by me some years ago it was found practicable to locate a body of metallic ore below the ground, and it seems that a submarine could be similarly detected.

Nikola Tesla
“Nikola Tesla Tells of Country's War Problems” (New York Herald, April 15th, 1917)

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We build but to tear down. Most of our work and resource is squandered. Our onward march is marked by devastation. Everywhere there is an appalling loss of time, effort and life. A cheerless view, but true.

Nikola Tesla
“What Science May Achieve This Year” (Denver Rocky Mountain News, January 16th, 1910)

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Most certainly, some planets are not inhabited, but others are, and among these there must exist life under all conditions and phases of development.

Nikola Tesla
“How To Signal To Mars” (New York Times, May 23rd, 1909)

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