LEONARDO DA VINCI QUOTES!
Knowledge, wisdom & inspiration from the Maestro himself.
~ The function of the muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue. ~
~ The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. ~
~ The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things. ~
~ Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. ~
~ Obstacles cannot crush me, every obstacle yields to stern resolve. ~
~ Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it. ~
~ For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. ~
~ He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. ~
~ I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have. ~
~ Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes! ~
~ Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~
~ All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. ~
~ You can have no dominion greater or less that that over yourself. ~
~ In rivers, the water that you touch us the last if what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. ~
~ While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. ~
~ Life well spent is long. ~
~ Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness. ~
~ The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. ~
~ There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see. ~
~ He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year. ~
Leonardo Da Vinci quotes!
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