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Famous Leonardo Da Vinci's Quotes

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

There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see. ”
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ”
- Leonardo da Vinci

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. ”
- Leonardo da Vinci

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. ”
- 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

People react to fear, not love - they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true. ”
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. ”
- Leonardo da Vinci

Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature. ”
- Leonardo da Vinci

Wisdom is the daughter of experience. ”
- Leonardo da Vinci

Truth was the only daughter of Time. ”
- Leonardo da Vinci

He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss. ”
- Leonardo da Vinci

Wherever good fortune enters, envy lays siege to the place and attacks it; and when it departs, sorrow and repentance remain behind. ”
- Leonardo da Vinci

It is easier to contend with evil at the first than at the last. ”
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

Art is never finished, only abandoned. ”
- Leonardo da Vinci

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art ”
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation ... even so does inaction sap the vigour of the mind. ”
- 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

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

Learning never exhausts the mind. ”
- Leonardo da Vinci

Nature never breaks her own laws. ”
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learning acquired in youth arrests the evil of old age; and if you understand that old age has wisdom for its food, you will so conduct yourself in youth that your old age will not lack for nourishment. ”
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

Masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci

  • The Mona Lisa
  • The Last Supper
  • The Virgin and Child with St Anne
  • Self Portrait
  • Madonna of the Yarnwinder
  • The Baptism of Christ
  • The Annunciation
  • The Vitruvian Man
  • Lady with an Ermine
  • Bacchus
  • Embryo in the Womb
  • Litta Madonna
  • Head of a Young Woman
  • Portrait of Ginevra de' Benci
  • Leda and the Swan
  • St. John the Baptist
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