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Leonardo da Vinci

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Experience never errs; it is only your judgments that err by promising themselves effects such as ar...
LEONARDO DA VINCI
He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Many are they who have a taste and love for drawing, but no talent; and this will be discernible in ...
LEONARDO DA VINCI
It is better to imitate ancient than modern work.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
There is no object so large but that at a great distance from the eye it does not appear smaller tha...
LEONARDO DA VINCI
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing...
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musi...
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Thou, O God, dost sell us all good things at the price of labor
LEONARDO DA VINCI
The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination awake.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; so doe...
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation ... even so does inaction sap the vig...
LEONARDO DA VINCI
I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much a...
LEONARDO DA VINCI
People react to fear, not love - they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Nature never breaks her own laws
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more cl...
LEONARDO DA VINCI
The part always has a tendency to reunite with its whole in order to escape from its imperfection.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
The men of experiment are like the ant; they only collect and use. But the bee . . . gathers its mat...
LEONARDO DA VINCI
A good painter is to paint two main things, men and the working of man's mind.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
God sells us all things at the price of labor.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication
LEONARDO DA VINCI
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by refl...
LEONARDO DA VINCI
You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself...the height of a man's suc...
LEONARDO DA VINCI
When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for...
LEONARDO DA VINCI
The acquisition of knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useles...
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first understood.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Even the richest soil, if left uncultivated will produce the rankest weeds.
LEONARDO DE VINCI
They are not the biggest of friends. They do not trust each other very much.
ALESSIO VINCI
There are bodies all over here,
ALESSIO VINCI
The pontiff reiterated his opposition to stem cell research
ALESSIO VINCI
Pizza with pineapple, that's a cake...Pizza with cucumber, it's an insult.
ALESSIO VINCI
It does really affect you seeing him like this without life,
ALESSIO VINCI
He called everyone into his office in the federal palace, ... And all the differences between the tw...
ALESSIO VINCI
The failure of the first attempt to arrest Milosevic is an indication that the Serbian authorities a...
ALESSIO VINCI