48 Leonardo da Vinci beautiful quotes

Leonardo da Vinci, the famous Italian artist and intellectual of the Renaissance, was born in Vinci, Italy, in 1452, and passed away in France, in 1519. Below there is a beautiful collection of 48 Leonardo da Vinci quotes.

  1. A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.
  2. Art is never finished, only abandoned.
  3. Experience does not err. Only your judgements err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
  4. I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; is necessary that we apply. Being willing is not enough; is necessary that we do.”
  5. It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”
  6. Life well spent is long.”
  7. Once you have tasted the taste of sky, you will forever look up.”
  8. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
  9. The painter has the Universe in his conscience and hands.”
  10. Wisdom is the daughter of experience.”
  11. A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
  12. As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.”
  13. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.”
  14. I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. It’s the business of little consciences to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.”
  15. Just as a well-filled day brings blessed sleep, so a well-employed life brings a blessed death.”
  16. Life without love, is no life at all.”
  17. One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.”
  18. Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”
  19. There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.”
  20. You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.”
  21. A wave is never found alone, but is mingled with the other waves.”
  22. As you cannot do what you want, want what you can do.”
  23. He who thinks little errs much.”
  24. In time and with water, everything modifies.”
  25. Learning is the only activity the conscience never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.”
  26. Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
  27. Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
  28. Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.”
  29. There is no object so large but that at a great distance from the eye it does not appear smaller than a smaller object near.”
  30. You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.”
  31. A well-spent day brings happy sleep.”
  32. Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.”
  33. He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.”
  34. Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the conscience.”
  35. Learning never exhausts the conscience.
  36. Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first understood.
  37. Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.”
  38. The knowledge of all things is possible.”
  39. 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.”
  40. All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.”
  41. Every action needs to be prompted by a motive.”
  42. I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly.”
  43. It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things occur to them. They went out and occur to things.”
  44. Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.”
  45. Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve.”
  46. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”
  47. The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”
  48. Why does the eye see more clearly when asleep than the imagination when awake?


February 18, 2022


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