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Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes

(1452-1519), Italian Inventor, Architect, Painter, Scientist, Sculptor

Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.

Category: Authority

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

Category: Body

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

Category: Common Sense

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

Category: Death And Dying

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

Category: Death And Dying

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

Category: Excellence

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

Category: Experience

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

Category: Genius

[Three classes of people]: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.

Category: Humankind

Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.

Category: Idleness

Our life is made by the death of others.

Category: Life And Living

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.

Category: Mind

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

Category: Mind

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

Category: Painters And Painting

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 be powerless to vex your mind.

Category: Patience