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If you want to find out anything from the theoretical physicists about the methods they use, I advise you to stick closely to one principle: don't listen to their words, fix your attention on their deeds. To him who is a discoverer in this field the products of his imagination appear so necessary and natural that he regards them, and would like to have them regarded by others, not as creations of thought but as given realities.
From 'On the Method of Theoretical Physics', in Essays in Science (1934, 2004), 12.
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If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.
Anonymous
Widely seen as a purported quote by Tesla, however Webmaster, as yet, has found no reliable primary source for this quote. Webmaster greatly doubts that it is an authentic Tesla quote. The quote is intriguing, has widely spread virally, and is duplicated in various copycat quote collections, but that cannot create any authenticity. On a webpage by Ralph Bergstresser about the healing powers of the Ganges River, he footnotes the quote as from a conversation with the famous scientist, Dr. Nikola Tesla, in 1942. Note that late in life, Tesla was reclusive, with fading energy and mental health, and died in poverty on 7 Jan 1943. Webmaster places no credibility on said source, and therefore regards it as no more than Anonymous.
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There is no record in human history of a happy philosopher; they exist only in romantic legend. Many of them have committed suicide; many others have turned their children out of doors and beaten their wives. And no wonder. If you want to find out how a philosopher feels when he is engaged in the practise of his profession, go to the nearest zoo and watch a chimpanzee at the wearying and hopeless job of chasing fleas. Both suffer damnably, and neither can win.
From The Human Mind, Prejudices: Sixth Series (1927), 85. Collected in A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949, 1956), 16.
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~~[Dubious]~~ If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.
Very dubious that is a true quote from Tesla, however intriguing. Webmaster, as yet, has found no reliable primary source for this quote, and doubts that it is authentic. It has widely spread virally, and is duplicated in various copycat quote collections, but that cannot add any authenticity. On a webpage by Ralph Bergstresser about the healing powers of the Ganges River, he footnotes the quote as from a conversation with the famous scientist, Dr. Nikola Tesla, in 1942. Note that Tesla, late in life had fading energy and mental health, and died poor and reclusive, on 7 Jan 1943. Webmaster places no credibility on said source, and therefore regards it as no more than Anonymous.
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Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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