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Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

— Leonardo da Vinci



Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Learning never exhausts the mind.”

Learning never exhausts the mind.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”

Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Time stays long enough for those who use it.”

Time stays long enough for those who use it.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.”

Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”

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


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “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.”

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.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of.”

The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Art is never finished, only abandoned.”

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The deeper the feeling, the greater the pain.”

The deeper the feeling, the greater the pain.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”

Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.”

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.”

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.”

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

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.”

Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “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.”

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


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The mind that engages in subjects of too great variety becomes confused and weakened.”

The mind that engages in subjects of too great variety becomes confused and weakened.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “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 then be powerless to vex your mind.”

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 then be powerless to vex your mind.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.”

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

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.”

The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.”

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “He who wishes to be rich within a day, will be hanged within a year.”

He who wishes to be rich within a day, will be hanged within a year.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”

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

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Water is the driving force of all nature.”

Water is the driving force of all nature.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “I love those who can smile in trouble...”

I love those who can smile in trouble...

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The acquisition of knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good.  For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.”

The acquisition of knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good. For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.

— Leonardo da Vinci


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

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

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.”

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

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”

I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.”

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses- especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”

Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses- especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first understood.”

Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first understood.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.”

Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The wisest and noblest teacher is nature itself.”

The wisest and noblest teacher is nature itself.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “As you cannot do what you want, want what you can do.”

As you cannot do what you want, want what you can do.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The knowledge of all things is possible.”

The knowledge of all things is possible.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.”

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Fix your course on a star and you’ll navigate any storm.”

Fix your course on a star and you’ll navigate any storm.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The most beautiful words of love are told in silence for a look.”

The most beautiful words of love are told in silence for a look.

— Leonardo da Vinci


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

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

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The moment is timeless.”

The moment is timeless.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “God sells us all things at the price of labor.”

God sells us all things at the price of labor.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.”

All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “My body will not be a tomb for other creatures.”

My body will not be a tomb for other creatures.

— Leonardo da Vinci

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