Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes

Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose

God sells us all things at the price of labor.

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions

Our life is made by the death of others.

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

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.

Truth at last cannot be hidden. Dissimulation is of no avail. Dissimulation is to no purpose before so great a judge. Falsehood puts on a mask. Nothing is hidden under the sun.

All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.

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

Realize that everything connects to everything else.

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.

The knowledge of all things is possible

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.

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

Art is never completed, only abandoned.

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.

Der Augenblick ist zeitlos.

If the painter wishes to see beauties that charm him, it lies in his power to create them, and if he wishes to see monstrosities that are frightful, ridiculous, or truly pitiable, he is lord and God thereof.

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

Water is the driving force in nature.

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

The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

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

What is fair in men, passes away, but not so in art

The painter will produce pictures of little merit if he takes the works of others as his standard.

Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness and Light, Solidity and Color, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.

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

As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.

Learning never exhausts the mind.

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