You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.

He who is not impatient is not in love.

Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.

Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.

Of what does not concern you say nothing good or bad.

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.

 image quote by Leonardo da Vinci

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

Hope is the last to abandon the unhappy.

A different language is a different vision of life.

Learning never exhausts the mind.

 image quote by Leonardo da Vinci

All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.

Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.

The person who lives with cripples will soon learn to limp.

I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. How to do it?

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

. . . colors like a flourish of trumpets or pianissimo on the violin, great, calm, oscillating, splintered surgances . . . . Is this not form?

 image quote by Galileo Galilei

I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.

After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.

The best way to get praise is to die.

I want to be famous everywhere.

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.

He who knows little knows enough if he knows how to hold is tongue.

 image quote by Maria Montessori

Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.

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

Beware of one who has nothing to lose.

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.

I never fall down. I always fight.

He who knows little quickly tells it.

All that counts in life is intention.

 image quote by Giorgio Armani

To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.

Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

And Wisdom be the Daughter of Experience

Old wine and friends improve with age.

 image quote by Sophia Loren

Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life.

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.

I did not tell half of what I saw, for I knew I would not be believed.

The voice will guide you-will tell you what to do. In order to do that, you must be quite sensitive with the instrument and accept this daily conversation with your voice.

Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics.

Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure: if it does, it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale, for it lies in mere fantasy.

After the ship has sunk, everyone knows how she might have been saved.

 image quote by Niccolo Machiavelli

Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.

He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive.

Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.

Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.

The best armor is to keep out of range.

 image quote by Luciano Pavarotti

People think I'm disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference.

Speak of the Devil and he appears.

Not everything which is bad comes to hurt us.