“Despite the numerous technical achievements we are facing, humankind needs to solve social, moral and spiritual problems”.
Tesla was a tall gentleman with impeccable posture, clear skin and deep set gray eyes. His dark hair was parted in the middle and combed back tightly so that every hair was in its proper place. His features were well formed and he had the appearance of being a well-born gentleman.
He was meticulously groomed in conservative style, wearing gray silk gloves, usually carrying a walking stick over his arm.
When he spoke, a certain stillness pervaded the atmosphere. He appeared as a soldier who awaits for his command.
Tesla was a modest man, with a keen sense of humor. His soft spoken and assuring voice held the listener’s attention. In conversations he would often use poems as illustrations for the story.
He was known for arriving at solutions simply and quickly, without using complicating mathematical tools. For Tesla, calculations and mathematics were merely a tool for inventing, not the essence.
Tesla believed that all phenomena, whether in nature, society or the individual, function on the principle of a hidden mechanism.
This attitude essentially determined the direction of his philosophical considerations related to human existence and activities.
A great man is one who, with his intellectual gifts and capacity, transcends other people, who, as a bee collects honey, collects knowledge and discovers new truths, but crowns all that with love for mankind in order to help it as quickly as possible to escape from the miseries which oppress it – fear, hunger, ignorance, disease.
The abilities ascribed only to the genius, Tesla believed are inherent in all people. The inability of most people to express their potential stems from an inappropriate way of life, upbringing an education, because many of these abilities are systematically neglected from the earliest childhood.
For Tesla, there were two periods in human life.
One is the period in which we work, and the other in which we rest. Thus, in the course of the day there should be two basic meals: one meal which should provide energy for the day’s work, and the other should supply the body with the material from which it will be invigorated during the sleeping hours...
Tesla had his personal therapy oscillator always with him and held a peculiar collection of different measurement instruments. They can be all seen now in Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade.
He was a vegetarian, who drank milk regularly and avoided coffee, tea and tobacco, but recommended a glass of alcohol a day.
Every meal should consist of proteins and fats. Proteins serve as the fabric of the body, and fats give energy through burning...
In the morning it is necessary to take greasy food, especially fats and oils, because this is needed for work. In the evening it is the turn of the protein food because this is necessary for the building of the body’s cells...
Physical exercise and healthy sleep, together with diet, are the most important factors in maintaining good health, according to Tesla.
In his opinion it is the quality, not the length, of sleep which is an important part of replenishing energy in the daily cycle.
When I sleep, I sleep artistically. It is an art, as is the deep breathing of air, which must be learned. After such a sleep, I must perform physical exercise in order to balance the newly acquired life force.
An artist and a genius - Nikola Tesla left his own unique and unforgettable mark in the history of Science.