Leonardo da Vinci Quotes
Most popular Leonardo da Vinci Quotes
Beauty adorns virtue.
Life well spent is long.
Nature never breaks her own laws.
All our knowledge originates in opinion.
He turns not back who is bound to a star.
The desire to know is natural to good men.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
A man who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
Only love makes me remember, it alone stirs my heart.
All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
Nothing flows faster than the years, daughters of time.
Learning acquired in youth arrests the evil of old age.
The supreme misfortune is when theory outstrips performance.
The study of what is excellent is food for the mind and body.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.
A man who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.
Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
You can have neither a greater nor a less dominion than over yourself.
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
Nature is full of infinite causes that have never occurred in experience.
Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold.
Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.
Necessity is the theme and the inventress, the eternal curb and law of nature.
Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?
When fortune comes, seize her in front with a sure hand, because behind she is bald.
Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.
Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but his memory.
If people only knew how hard I worked they wouldn't be so surprised at what I have accomplished.
There are three kinds of people: Those who see, those who see when shown, and those who don't see.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes: so with time present.
Experience does not ever err, it is only your judgment that errs in promising itself results which are not caused by your experiments.
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.
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.
Oh! Speculators on things, boast not of knowing the things that nature ordinarily brings about; but rejoice if you know the end of those things which you yourself devise.
Learning acquired in youth arrests the evil of old age. And if you understand that old age has wisdom for its food, you will conduct yourself in youth that your old age will not lack for nourishment.
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.