Leonardo da Vinci

Italian engineer, painter, & sculptor (1452 - 1519)

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It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.Rate it:
-- Three classes of people: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.Rate it:
A good painter is to paint two main things, men and the working of man's mind.Rate it:
Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.Rate it:
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings a happy death.Rate it:
Blinding ignorance does mislead us.
O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
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Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.Rate it:
Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.Rate it:
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. Leonardo da VinciRate it:
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.Rate it:
Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.Rate it:
Just as courage imperils life; fear protects it.Rate it:
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.Rate it:
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.Rate it:
The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.Rate it:
Time stays long enough for those who use it.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not intellect but memory.Rate it:

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