Quotes with electricity
We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.
Quoted in a statement to a reporter during the first public demonstration of his incandescent (December 31, 1879).
Forces of nature plead to be used in the service of man, as lightning for ages tried to attract his attention to the great force of electricity, which would do his drudgery and leave him to develop the God-given powers within him. There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
Many times I had spoken about "mental bipolarity" and proved that our affects are bipolar. Desire and disgust, love and hate, will-to-power and will-to-submission, are composed of negative and positive parts like the current of electricity. My contention was that any human affect has its own counterpart. Later Bleuler described this fact as "ambivalence," a term that was accepted by everybody, whereas previously they had laughed at my discovery, and given me the nickname "Stekel with his Bipolarity".
The Autobiography of Wilhelm Stekel (1950)
In its effect upon war and peace, electricity offers still much greater and more wonderful possibilities. To stop war by the perfection of engines of destruction alone, might consume centuries and centuries. Other means must be employed to hasten the end.
"The Transmission of Electrical Energy without wires as a means for furthering Peace" in Electrical World and Engineer (January 7, 1905).