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Leonardo Da Vinci


Quotes

by Leonardo Da Vinci

Quotations are not only inspirational, and a source of wisdom, but can also be seen as a nice way to get a feeling about a certain thinker or visionary. How much does what they have to say touch you? How much does it correspond to what you seek? How does in inspire you? Here are the quotations by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

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

"There are three classes of people: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see."

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

"Art is never finished, only abandoned."

"Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art."

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

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

"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."

"Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence."

"The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding."

"Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?"

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