110+ Leonardo da Vinci Quotes On Art, Truth And Education

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  1. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
  2. There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.
  3. Being willing is not enough. We must do.
  4. To make a perfume, take some rose water and wash your hands in it, then take a lavender flower and rub it with your palms, and you will achieve the desired effect
  5. When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.
  6. Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
  7. Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.
  8. Water is the driving force of all nature.
  9. In time and with water, everything changes.
  10. The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

Leonardo da Vinci Image Quotes

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Being willing is not enough. We must do. — Leonardo da Vinci

 quote All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.
All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.
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Water is the driving force of all nature. — Leonardo da Vinci

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The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. — Leonardo da Vinci

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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.
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Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge. — Leonardo da Vinci

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Learning never exhausts the mind. — Leonardo da Vinci

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The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. — Leonardo da Vinci

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It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let thing happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
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Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. — Leonardo da Vinci

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As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. — Leonardo da Vinci

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I love those who can smile in trouble. — Leonardo da Vinci

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A well-spent day brings happy sleep. — Leonardo da Vinci

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Art is never finished, only abandoned. — Leonardo da Vinci

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life without love, is no life at all — Leonardo da Vinci

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I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. — Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci Short Quotes

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  • Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
  • One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. How to do it?
  • Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.
  • An arch consists of two weaknesses which, leaning one against the other, make a strength.
  • Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.
  • I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.
  • A gray day provides the best light.
  • There is nothing which deceives us as much as our own judgement.
  • I roamed the countryside searching for answers to things I did not understand.
  • The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
 quote Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.
Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes On Art

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The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. — Leonardo da Vinci

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Art is never finished, only abandoned. — Leonardo da Vinci

Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in. — Leonardo da Vinci

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I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. — Leonardo da Vinci

Art lives from constraints and dies from freedom. — Leonardo da Vinci

In fact, whatever exists in the universe, in essence, in appearance, in the imagination, the painter has first in his mind and then in his hands ... it lies in his power to create them . . . — Leonardo da Vinci

What is fair in men, passes away, but not so in art — Leonardo da Vinci

The art of procreation and the members employed therein are so repulsive, that if it were not for the beauty of the faces and the adornments of the actors and the pent-up impulse, nature would lose the human species. — Leonardo da Vinci

Art is the queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world. — Leonardo da Vinci

In life beauty perishes, but not in art. — Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes On Life

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As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. — Leonardo da Vinci

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A well-spent day brings happy sleep. — Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. — Leonardo da Vinci

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life without love, is no life at all — Leonardo da Vinci

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. — Leonardo da Vinci

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. — Leonardo da Vinci

You must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind. — Leonardo da Vinci

People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life. — Leonardo da Vinci

Whatever you think matters - doesn't. Follow this rule, and you will add decades to your life. Rodger Rosenblatt As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. — Leonardo da Vinci

Our life is made by the death of others. — Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes On Truth

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Truth at last cannot be hidden. Dissimulation is of no avail. Dissimulation is to no purpose before so great a judge. Falsehood puts on a mask. Nothing is hidden under the sun. — Leonardo da Vinci

Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness. — Leonardo da Vinci

The lie is so vile, that even if it were in speaking well of godly things, it would take off something from God's grace; and Truth is so excellent, that if it praises but small things they become noble. — Leonardo da Vinci

Man has much power of discourse which for the most part is vain and false; animals have but little, but it is useful and true, and a small truth is better than a great lie. — Leonardo da Vinci

Truth was the only daughter of Time. — Leonardo da Vinci

Fire destroys falsehood, that is sophistry, and restores truth, driving out darkness. — Leonardo da Vinci

Truth was always but the daughter of time. — Leonardo da Vinci

The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects. — Leonardo da Vinci

Truth is so excellent, that if it praises but small things they become noble. — Leonardo da Vinci

Fire is to represent truth because it destroys all sophistry and lies; and the mask is for lying and falsehood which conceal truth. — Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes On Love

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I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. — Leonardo da Vinci

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I love those who can smile in trouble. — Leonardo da Vinci

One has no right to love or hate anything if one has not acquired a thorough knowledge of its nature. Great love springs from great knowledge of the beloved object, and if you know it but little you will be able to love it only a little or not at all. — Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing can be love or hated unless it is first known. — Leonardo da Vinci

True and great love springs out of great knowledge, and where you know little you can love but little or not at all. — Leonardo da Vinci

He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast. — Leonardo da Vinci

There is nothing that deceives us more than our own judgment when used to give an opinion on our own works. It is sound in judging the work of our enemies but not that of our friends, for hate and love are two of the most powerfully motivating factors found among living things. — Leonardo da Vinci

Love shows itself more in adversity than in prosperity; as light does, which shines most where the place is darkest. — Leonardo da Vinci

Men born in hot countries love the night because it refreshes them and have a horror of light because it burns them. — Leonardo da Vinci

The acquisition of knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good. For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known. — Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes On Learning

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Learning never exhausts the mind. — Leonardo da Vinci

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. — Leonardo da Vinci

Realize that everything connects to everything else. — Leonardo da Vinci

Learning is the only thing that never disappoints us. — Leonardo da Vinci

Learn diligence before speedy execution. — Leonardo da Vinci

Just as eating against one's will is injurious to health, so studying without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in. — Leonardo da Vinci

Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses - especially learn how to see. Realise that everything connects to everything else. — Leonardo da Vinci

Especially learn how to see. — Leonardo da Vinci

Learning acquired in youth arrests the evil of old age. — Leonardo da Vinci

Inaction saps the vigor of the mind. — Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes On Flight

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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. — Leonardo da Vinci

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. — Leonardo da Vinci

The human bird shall take his first flight, filling the world with amazement, all writings with his fame, and bringing eternal glory to the nest whence he sprang. — Leonardo da Vinci

When 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. — Leonardo da Vinci

Men wrongly lament the flight of time, blaming it for being too swift; they do not perceive that its passage is sufficiently long, but a good memory, which nature has given to us, causes things long past to seem present. — Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes On Water

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In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. — Leonardo da Vinci

Just as iron which is not used grows rusty, and water putrefies and freezes in the cold, so the mind of which no use is made is spoilt. — Leonardo da Vinci

If you cause your ship to stop and place the head of a long tube in the water and place the outer extremity to your ear, you will hear ships at a great distance from you. — Leonardo da Vinci

Just as iron rusts from disuse, and stagnant water putrefies, or when cold turns to ice, so our intellect wastes unless it is kept in use. — Leonardo da Vinci

I roamed the countryside searching for answers to things I did not understand. Why shells existed on the tops of mountains. How the various circles of water form around the spot which has been struck by a stone, and why a bird sustains itself in the air. — Leonardo da Vinci

He who has access to the fountain does not go to the water-pot. — Leonardo da Vinci

Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind. — Leonardo da Vinci

The first of all simple colours is White ... We shall set down White for the representative of light, without which no colour can be seen; Yellow for the earth; Green for water; Blue for air; Red for fire; and Black for total darkness. — Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing will be left, Nothing in the air, nothing under the earth, nothing in the waters. All will be exterminated. — Leonardo da Vinci

Of the four elements water is the second in weight and the second in respect of mobility. It is never at rest until it unites with the sea. — Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes On Creative

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Experience, the interpreter between creative nature and the human race, teaches the action of nature among mortals: how under the constraint of necessity she cannot act otherwise than as reason, who steers her helm, teaches her to act. — Leonardo da Vinci

The men of experiment are like the ant; they only collect and use. But the bee . . . gathers its materials from the flowers of the garden and of the field, but transforms and digests it by a power of its own. — Leonardo da Vinci

Whatever you do in life, if you want to be creative and intelligent, and develop your brain, you must do everything with the awareness that everything, in some way, connects to everything else. — Leonardo da Vinci

Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art. — Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes On Mind

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The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands. — Leonardo da Vinci

If you put on more garments, the cold cannot reach you. Similarly, increase your patience and concentration and even great injuries cannot vex your mind. — Leonardo da Vinci

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

He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. — Leonardo da Vinci

Among the great things which are found among us the existence of Nothing is the greatest. — Leonardo da Vinci

Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind, large ones weaken it. — Leonardo da Vinci

O admirable necessity! O powerful action! What mind can penetrate your nature? What language can express this marvel? None, to be sure. This is where human discourse turns toward the contemplation of the divine. — Leonardo da Vinci

An artist's studio should be a small space because small rooms discipline the mind and large ones distract it. — Leonardo da Vinci

Small rooms or dwellings set the mind in the right path, large ones cause it to go astray. — Leonardo da Vinci

It seems that it had been destined before that I should occupy myself so thoroughly with the vulture, for it comes to my mind as a very early memory, when I was still in the cradle, a vulture came down to me, he opened my mouth with his tail and struck me a few times with his tail against my lips. — Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes On Nature

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Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous. — Leonardo da Vinci

The cat is nature's masterpiece. — Leonardo da Vinci

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light. — Leonardo da Vinci

The vivacity and brightness of colors in a landscape will never bear any comparison with a landscape in nature when it is illumined by the sun, unless the painting is placed in such a position that it will receive the same light from the sun as does the landscape. — Leonardo da Vinci

Vitality and beauty are gifts of Nature for those who live according to its laws. — Leonardo da Vinci

Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity. — Leonardo da Vinci

To such an extent does nature delight and abound in variety that among her trees there is not one plant to be found which is exactly like another; and not only among the plants, but among the boughs, the leaves and the fruits, you will not find one which is exactly similar to another. — Leonardo da Vinci

One shall be born from small beginnings which will rapidly become vast. This will respect no created thing, rather will it, by its power, transform almost every thing from its own nature into another. — Leonardo da Vinci

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. — Leonardo da Vinci

In her (nature's) inventions nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous. — Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes On Work

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I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. — Leonardo da Vinci

Thou, O God, dost sell us all good things at the price of labor. — Leonardo da Vinci

An artist who lacks the power of self-criticism accomplishes but little. It is good if your work stands higher than your own opinion of it; bad if it is on the same level. But it is a great disaster if your work stands lower than your judgment of it. — Leonardo da Vinci

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose — Leonardo da Vinci

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen. — Leonardo da Vinci

I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have. — Leonardo da Vinci

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. — Leonardo da Vinci

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active. — Leonardo da Vinci

If on your own or by the criticism of others you discover error in your work, correct it then and there; otherwise in exposing your work to the public, you will expose your error also. — Leonardo da Vinci

A bird is an instrument working according to mathematical law, which instrument it is within the capacity of man to reproduce with all its movements. — Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes On Painter

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Reprove your friend in secret and praise him openly. — Leonardo da Vinci

Wisdom is the daughter of experience — Leonardo da Vinci

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

A good painter is to paint two main things, men and the working of man's mind. — Leonardo da Vinci

The painter or draftsman ought to be solitary, in order that the well-being of the body not sap the vigour of the mind. — Leonardo da Vinci

That painter who has no doubts will achieve little. — Leonardo da Vinci

Make your faces so that they do not all have the same expression, as one sees with most painters, but give them different expression, according to age, complexion, and good or bad character. — Leonardo da Vinci

It reflects no great honour on a painter to be able to execute one thing well. — Leonardo da Vinci

A painter was asked why, since he made such beautiful figures, which were but dead things, his children were so ugly; to which the painter replied that he made his pictures by day, and his children by night. — Leonardo da Vinci

O painter skilled in anatomy, beware lest the undue prominence of the bones, sinews and muscles cause you to become a wooden painter from the desire to make your nude figures reveal all. — Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Famous Quotes And Sayings

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Being willing is not enough. We must do. — Leonardo da Vinci

average human “looks without seeing, listens without hearing, touches without feeling, eats without tasting, moves without physical awareness, inhales without awareness of odour or fragrance, and talks without thinking. — Leonardo da Vinci

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Water is the driving force of all nature. — Leonardo da Vinci

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The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. — Leonardo da Vinci

Look at light and admire its beauty. Close your eyes, and then look again: what you saw is no longer there; and what you will see later is not yet. — Leonardo da Vinci

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Learning never exhausts the mind. — 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. — Leonardo da Vinci

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The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. — Leonardo da Vinci

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Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. — Leonardo da Vinci

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As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. — Leonardo da Vinci

Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest. — Leonardo da Vinci

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I love those who can smile in trouble. — Leonardo da Vinci

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A well-spent day brings happy sleep. — Leonardo da Vinci

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Art is never finished, only abandoned. — Leonardo da Vinci

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life without love, is no life at all — Leonardo da Vinci

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

I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men. — Leonardo da Vinci

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I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. — Leonardo da Vinci

You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself...the height of a man's success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. ...And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others. — Leonardo da Vinci

The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow. — Leonardo da Vinci

The five senses are the ministers of the soul. — Leonardo da Vinci

And Wisdom be the Daughter of Experience — Leonardo da Vinci

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. — Leonardo da Vinci

If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight. — Leonardo da Vinci

Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places. — Leonardo da Vinci

Your brain is much better than you think; just use it! — Leonardo da Vinci

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. — Leonardo da Vinci

If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. — Leonardo da Vinci

Three classes of people: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see. — Leonardo da Vinci

Time stays long enough for those who use it. — Leonardo da Vinci

Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect. — Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

A diamond is just a lump of coal that stuck to its job. — Leonardo da Vinci

My body will not be a tomb for other creatures. — Leonardo da Vinci

The smallest feline is a masterpiece. — Leonardo da Vinci

Every obstacle is destroyed through rigor. — Leonardo da Vinci

All our knowledge is the offspring of our perceptions. — Leonardo da Vinci

Darkness is absence of light. Shadow is diminution of light. — Leonardo da Vinci

Intellectual passion drives out sensuality. — Leonardo da Vinci

It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. — Leonardo da Vinci

Each man is always in the middle of the surface of the earth and under the zenith of his own hemisphere, and over the centre of the earth. — Leonardo da Vinci

Who sows virtue reaps honor. — Leonardo da Vinci

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it. — Leonardo da Vinci

Just as food eaten without appetite is a tedious nourishment, so does study without zeal damage the memory by not assimilating what it absorbs. — Leonardo da Vinci

Where there is most feeling, there is the greatest martyrdom. — Leonardo da Vinci

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

No human investigation can be called real science if it cannot be demonstrated mathematically. — Leonardo da Vinci

Envy wounds with false accusations, that is with detraction, a thing which scares virtue. — Leonardo da Vinci

Having wandered some distance among gloomy rocks, I came to the entrance of a great cavern ... Two contrary emotions arose in me: fear and desire--fear of the threatening dark cavern, desire to see whether there were any marvelous things in it. — Leonardo da Vinci

Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. — Leonardo da Vinci

Life Lessons by Leonardo da Vinci

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  1. Leonardo da Vinci was a master of curiosity and creativity, teaching us to never stop exploring and learning.
  2. He also believed in the power of hard work and dedication, showing us that success is only possible when we strive for it.
  3. Lastly, he was an advocate of balance, showing us that it is important to maintain harmony between our work, our relationships, and our own wellbeing.

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