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Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “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.”

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.

— Leonardo da Vinci



Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.”

Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Wisdom is the daughter of experience.”

Wisdom is the daughter of experience.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Nature never breaks her own laws.”

Nature never breaks her own laws.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.”

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Every obstacle is destroyed through rigor.”

Every obstacle is destroyed through rigor.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!”

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

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “One has no right to love or hate anything if one has not acquired a thorough knowledge of its nature. Great love springs from great knowledge of the beloved object, and if you know it but little you will be able to love it only a little or not at all.”

One has no right to love or hate anything if one has not acquired a thorough knowledge of its nature. Great love springs from great knowledge of the beloved object, and if you know it but little you will be able to love it only a little or not at all.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Everything comes from everything, and everything is made out of everything, and everything returns into everything.”

Everything comes from everything, and everything is made out of everything, and everything returns into everything.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “An arch consists of two weaknesses which, leaning one against the other, make a strength.”

An arch consists of two weaknesses which, leaning one against the other, make a strength.

— Leonardo da Vinci



Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.”

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

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The greater the man’s soul, the deeper he loves.”

The greater the man’s soul, the deeper he loves.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.”

All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “A diamond is just a lump of coal that stuck to its job.”

A diamond is just a lump of coal that stuck to its job.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art.”

Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The desire to know is natural to good men.”

The desire to know is natural to good men.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”

The smallest feline is a masterpiece.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Vows begin when hope dies.”

Vows begin when hope dies.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.”

Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Therefore, O students, study mathematics and do not build without foundations.”

Therefore, O students, study mathematics and do not build without foundations.

— Leonardo da Vinci



Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “He who walks straight rarely falls.”

He who walks straight rarely falls.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Vitality and beauty are gifts of Nature for those who live according to its laws.”

Vitality and beauty are gifts of Nature for those who live according to its laws.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Such is the supreme folly of man that he labours so as to labour no more.”

Such is the supreme folly of man that he labours so as to labour no more.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Medicine is the restoration of discordant elements; sickness is the discord of the elements infused into the living body.”

Medicine is the restoration of discordant elements; sickness is the discord of the elements infused into the living body.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The discovery of a good wine is increasingly better for mankind than the discovery of a new star.”

The discovery of a good wine is increasingly better for mankind than the discovery of a new star.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Life well spent is long.”

Life well spent is long.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “He turns not back who is bound to a star.”

He turns not back who is bound to a star.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves.”

Depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The lie is so vile, that even if it were in speaking well of godly things, it would take off something from God’s grace; and Truth is so excellent, that if it praises but small things they become noble.”

The lie is so vile, that even if it were in speaking well of godly things, it would take off something from God’s grace; and Truth is so excellent, that if it praises but small things they become noble.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “He who does not understand the supreme certainty of mathematics is wallowing in confusion.”

He who does not understand the supreme certainty of mathematics is wallowing in confusion.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Art is the queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world.”

Art is the queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.”

Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “It is an acknowledged fact that we perceive errors in the work of others more readily than in our own.”

It is an acknowledged fact that we perceive errors in the work of others more readily than in our own.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “I roamed the countryside searching for answers to things I did not understand.”

I roamed the countryside searching for answers to things I did not understand.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Experiment is the sole interpreter of the artifices of Nature.”

Experiment is the sole interpreter of the artifices of Nature.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.”

Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Envy wounds with false accusations, that is with detraction, a thing which scares virtue.”

Envy wounds with false accusations, that is with detraction, a thing which scares virtue.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “If you do not rest on the good foundation of nature, you will labour with little honor and less profit.”

If you do not rest on the good foundation of nature, you will labour with little honor and less profit.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Lust is the cause of generation.”

Lust is the cause of generation.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “If you call painting dumb poetry, the painter may call poetry blind painting.”

If you call painting dumb poetry, the painter may call poetry blind painting.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Here is a thing which the more it is needed the more it is rejected: and this is advice, which is unwillingly heeded by those who most need it, that is to say, by the ignorant.”

Here is a thing which the more it is needed the more it is rejected: and this is advice, which is unwillingly heeded by those who most need it, that is to say, by the ignorant.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Men wrongly lament the flight of time, blaming it for being too swift; they do not perceive that its passage is sufficiently long, but a good memory, which nature has given to us, causes things long past to seem present.”

Men wrongly lament the flight of time, blaming it for being too swift; they do not perceive that its passage is sufficiently long, but a good memory, which nature has given to us, causes things long past to seem present.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The mind of a painter should be like a mirror which is filled with as many images as there are things placed before him.”

The mind of a painter should be like a mirror which is filled with as many images as there are things placed before him.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Instrumental or mechanical science is the noblest and above all others, the most useful.”

Instrumental or mechanical science is the noblest and above all others, the most useful.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Whoever despises the high wisdom of mathematics nourishes himself on delusion and will never still the sophistic sciences whose only product is an eternal uproar.”

Whoever despises the high wisdom of mathematics nourishes himself on delusion and will never still the sophistic sciences whose only product is an eternal uproar.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “To make a perfume, take some rose water and wash your hands in it, then take a lavender flower and rub it with your palms, and you will achieve the desired effect.”

To make a perfume, take some rose water and wash your hands in it, then take a lavender flower and rub it with your palms, and you will achieve the desired effect.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “Inequality is the cause of all local movements.”

Inequality is the cause of all local movements.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “The sun gives spirit and life to the plants and the earth nourishes them with moisture.”

The sun gives spirit and life to the plants and the earth nourishes them with moisture.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “If you are on the side whence the wind is blowing you will see the trees looking much lighter than you would see them on the other sides; and this is due to the fact that the wind turns up the reverse side of the leaves which in all trees is much whiter than the upper side.”

If you are on the side whence the wind is blowing you will see the trees looking much lighter than you would see them on the other sides; and this is due to the fact that the wind turns up the reverse side of the leaves which in all trees is much whiter than the upper side.

— Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci Quote: “If you are representing a white body let it be surrounded by ample space, because as white has no colour of its own, it is tinged and altered in some degree by the colour of the objects surrounding it.”

If you are representing a white body let it be surrounded by ample space, because as white has no colour of its own, it is tinged and altered in some degree by the colour of the objects surrounding it.

— Leonardo da Vinci

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