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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-04-15 1519-05-02) was an Italian Renaissance architect, musician, inventor, engineer, sculptor, and painter. His best known work is the painting Mona Lisa.
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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.

Leonardo da Vinci

He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.

Leonardo da Vinci

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

Leonardo da Vinci

The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.

Leonardo da Vinci

You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.

Leonardo da Vinci

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.

Leonardo da Vinci

Those who become enamored of practices without science are like sailors who go aboard ship without a rudder and compass, for they are never certain where they will land.

Leonardo da Vinci

Once you have flown, your eyes will ever gaze skyward. For once you have been there ... There you will go again!

Leonardo Da Vinci

Marriage: putting one's hand into a bag of snakes on the chance of drawing out an eel.

Leonardo da Vinci

Experience does not ever err. It is only your judgment that errs in promising itself results which are not caused by your experiments.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Leonardo da Vinci

Intellectual passion dries out sensuality.

Leonardo da Vinci

Learning acquired in youth arrests the evil of old age; and if you understand that old age has wisdom for its food, you will so conduct yourself in youth that your old age will not lack for nourishment.

Leonardo da Vinci

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Leonardo da Vinci

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation ... even so does inaction sap the vigour of the mind.

Leonardo da Vinci

Our life is made by the death of others.

Leonardo da Vinci

Whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not intellect but memory.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Leonardo da Vinci

Where there is shouting there is no true knowledge.

Leonardo da Vinci

Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.

Leonardo da Vinci

Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.

Leonardo da Vinci

Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Leonardo da Vinci

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

Leonardo da Vinci
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