Quotation Explorer - 'Leonardo Da Vinci'

Whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not intellect but memory. - 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
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. - Leonardo da Vinci
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. - 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
Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness and Light, Solidity and Color, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest. - Leonardo da Vinci
Those who become enamored of practices without science are like sailors who go aboard ship without a rudder and compass, for they are never certain where they will land. - Leonardo da Vinci
Nature is full of infinite causes that have never occurred in experience. - 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
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
I love those who can smile in trouble... - Leonardo da Vinci
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. - Leonardo da Vinci
art is never finished, only abandoned - Leonardo da Vinci
Learning never exhausts the mind. - Leonardo da Vinci
To become an artist you have to be curious. - 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
poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master. - Leonardo da Vinci
Intellectual passion dries out sensuality. - Leonardo da Vinci
Inequality is the cause of all local movements. - Leonardo Da Vinci
The knowledge of all things is possible - Leonardo da Vinci
Water is the driving force in nature. - Leonardo da Vinci
As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself. - Leonardo da Vinci
Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind. - Leonardo da Vinci
Marriage: putting one's hand into a bag of snakes on the chance of drawing out an eel. - Leonardo da Vinci
It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. - 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
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. - Leonardo da Vinci
Supreme happiness will be the greatest cause of misery, and the perfection of wisdom the occassion of folly. - Leonardo da Vinci
Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose - Leonardo da Vinci
All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions - 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
Der Augenblick ist zeitlos. - 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
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
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes! - Leonardo Da Vinci
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active. - 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
Our life is made by the death of others. - Leonardo da Vinci
Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. - Leonardo da Vinci
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands. - Leonardo da Vinci
You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand. - Leonardo da Vinci
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
The painter will produce pictures of little merit if he takes the works of others as his standard. - Leonardo da Vinci
It is an acknowledged fact that we perceive errors in the work of others more readily than in our own. - Leonardo da Vinci
Once you have flown, your eyes will ever gaze skyward. For once you have been there ... There you will go again! - Leonardo Da Vinci
Noi tutti siamo esiliatientro lo cornici di uno strano quadro.Chi sa questo, viva da grande,Gli altri sono insetti. - Leonardo da Vinci
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. - Leonardo da Vinci
God sells us all things at the price of labor. - Leonardo da Vinci
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in. - 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
What is fair in men, passes away, but not so in art - Leonardo da Vinci
The eye which turns from a white object in the light of the sun and goes into a less fully lighted place will see everything as dark. - Leonardo da Vinci
Wisdom is the daughter of experience - Leonardo da Vinci
Realize that everything connects to everything else. - 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
Experience does not ever err. It is only your judgment that errs in promising itself results which are not caused by your experiments. - Leonardo da Vinci
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
He who thinks little errs much… - 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
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