Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

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Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

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The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

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The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

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The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

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The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.

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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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Our life is made by the death of others.

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Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

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Nature never breaks her own laws.

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The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.

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Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?

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Life well spent is long.

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The smallest feline is a masterpiece.

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The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects.

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There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.

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Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.

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Water is the driving force of all nature.

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Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.

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Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.

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Who sows virtue reaps honor.

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You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.

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You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.

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Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.

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Learning never exhausts the mind.

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While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.

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Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.

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Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.

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Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.

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All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.

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Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.

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Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence

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Art is never finished, only abandoned.

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As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.

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As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.

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Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!

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Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.

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For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.

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He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.

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Iron rusts from disuse

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A well-spent day brings happy sleep.

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It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

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Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.

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