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Nikola Tesla - portrait circa 1935
"Declarations of Faith," New York American, 1932:
NIKOLA TESLA, acknowledged dean of American inventors,
in a recent interview on his seventy-sixth birthday,
reaffirmed his faith in the recuperative vitality of
our old universe and proclaimed his enthusiastic belief
in the tremendous possibilities of the future with such
vigor and such ringing confidence as to shame the
cowardly croakings of our modern Cassandras. . . .
"Have I missed the mark,
or, like true archer, do I strike my quarry? Or am I prophet of lies, a babbler
from door to door?" [Cassandra.
Aeschylus, Agamemnon 1194]