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44 Leonardo da Vinci Quotes About Art, Life, Love, Death, and Nature

44 Leonardo da Vinci Quotes About Art, Life, Love, Death, and Nature

List Of 44 Leonardo da Vinci Quotes About Art, Life, Love, Death, and Nature:

#1 “I love those who can smile in trouble…”

#2 “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.”

#3 “I thought I was learning to live; I was only learning to die.”

#4 “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”

#5 “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.”

#6 “An average human looks without seeing, listens without hearing, touches without feeling, eats without tasting, moves without physical awareness, inhales without awareness of odor or fragrance, and talks without thinking.”

#7 “Realize that everything connects to everything else.”

#8 “Why does the eye see more clearly when asleep than the imagination when awake?”

#9 “Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.”

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

#10 “A poet knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

#11 “While human ingenuity may devise various inventions to the same ends, it will never devise anything more beautiful, nor more simple, nor more to the purpose than nature does, because in her inventions nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.”

#12 “He who wishes to be rich within a day, will be hanged within a year.”

#13 “We must doubt the certainty of everything which passes through the senses, but how much more ought we to doubt things contrary to the senses, such as the existence of God and the soul.”

#14 ”Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

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

The Vitruvian Man - by Leonardo da Vinci
The Vitruvian Man – by Leonardo da Vinci

#16 “If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings.”

#17 “Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.”

#18 “Men fight wars and destroy everything around them. The earth should open and swallow them up. He who does not value life does not deserve it. Never destroy another life through rage, or through malice.”

#19 “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.”

#20 “The men of experiment are like the ant; they only collect and use. But the bee gathers its materials from the flowers of the garden and of the field, but transforms and digests it by a power of its own.”leonardo da vinci

#21 “He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards a ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.”

#22 “My body will not be a tomb for other creatures.”

#23 “God sells us all things at the price of labor.”

#24 “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.”

#25 “A well-spent day brings happy sleep”

The Last Supper - Leonardo Da Vinci
The Last Supper – Leonardo Da Vinci

#26 “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.”

#27 “He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.”

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

#29 “Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.”

The Battle of Anghiari - by Leonardo Da Vinci
The Battle of Anghiari – by Leonardo Da Vinci

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

#31 “Wisdom is the daughter of experience”

#32 “If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight.”

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

#34 “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.”

#35 “Art is the queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world.”leonardo da vinci

#36 “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.”

#37 “In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.”

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

#39 “I awoke only to find that the rest of the world was still asleep.”

#40 “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

#41 “A life without love, is no life at all”

#42 “Like a kingdom divided, which rushes to its doom, the mind that engages in subjects of too great variety becomes confused and weakened.”

#43 “I abhor the supreme folly of those who blame the disciples of nature in defiance of those masters who were themselves her pupils”

#44 “…the love of anything is the offspring of knowledge, love being more fervent in proportion as knowledge is more certain. And this certainty springs from a complete knowledge of all parts which united compose the whole of the thing which out to be loved.”

References

https://www.history.com/topics/renaissance/leonardo-da-vinci
https://www.leonardodavinci.net/

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