Quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

Italian painter, inventor and musician

Alive from: 1452-1519

Category: Music | Artists | Science

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    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 be powerless to vex your mind.
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    Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
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    While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
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    A good painter is to paint two main things, men and the working of man's mind.
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    Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.
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    As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
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    As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.
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    Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.
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    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.
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    Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
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    I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.
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    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.
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    Just as courage imperils life; fear protects it.
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    Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.
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    Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
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