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By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

He who can copy can do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Avoid studies of which the result dies with the worker.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Movement will fail sooner than usefulness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Good writing comes from good talent.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Poor is the man who desires a lot

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Old age takes in part savoury wisdom for its food - see to that your old age will not lack in nourishment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Most men are of naught more use in their lives but as machines for turning food into sh*t.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Perspective is nothing more than a rational demonstration applied to the consideration of how objects in front of the eye transmit their image to it, by means of a pyramid of lines. The Pyramid is the name I apply to the lines which, starting from the surface and edges of each object, converge from a distance and meet in a single point.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

The earth is moved from its position by the weight of a tiny bird resting upon it.

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Leonardo Da Vinci

Just as iron rusts from disuse, and stagnant water putrefies, or when cold turns to ice, so our intellect wastes unless it is kept in use.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

It is the infinite alone that cannot be attained, for if it could it would become finite.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

I roamed the countryside searching for the answers to things I did not understand. Why shells existed on the tops of mountains along with the imprints of coral and plant and seaweed usually found in the sea. Why the thunder lasts a longer time than that which causes it and why immediately on its creation the lightening becomes visible to the eye while thunder requires time to travel. How the various circles of water form around the spot which has been struck by a stone and why a bird sustains itself in the air. These questions and other strange phenomena engaged my thought throughout my life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

The fox when it sees a flock of herons or magpies or birds of that kind, suddenly flings himself on the ground with his mouth open to look as he were dead; and these birds want to peck at his tongue, and he bites off their heads.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

My body will not be a tomb for other creatures.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Just as eating against one's will is injurious to health, so studying without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Of the original phenomena, light is the most enthralling.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

The five senses are the ministers of the soul.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

One day the world will look upon research upon animals as it now looks upon research on human beings.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

One has no right to love or hate anything if one has not acquired a thorough knowledge of its nature. Great love springs from great knowledge of the beloved object, and if you know it but little you will be able to love it only a little or not at all.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

That which can be lost cannot be deemed riches. Virtue is our true wealth and the true reward of its possessor; it cannot be lost, it never deserts us until life leaves us. Hold property and external riches with fear; they often leave their possessor scorned and mocked at for having lost them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Man's external form, marvellously constructed, is not much as compared with the divine soul that dwells inside that structure.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Shadows which you see with difficulty, and whose boundaries you cannot define... these you should not represent as finished or sharply defined, for the result would be that your work would seem wooden.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

The knowledge of the past times and of the places of the earth is both an ornament and nutriment to the human mind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

In an atmosphere of uniform density the most distant things seen through it, such as the mountains, in consequence of the great quantity of atmosphere which is between your eye and them, will appear blue. Therefore you should make the building... wall which is more distant less defined and bluer... five times as far away, make five times as blue.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

The greater the man's soul, the deeper he loves.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly.

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Leonardo Da Vinci

No one should ever imitate the style of another because, with regard to art, he will be called a nephew and not a child of nature.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

For youth, everything is sport.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Where there is most feeling, there is the greatest martyrdom.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

A luminous body will appear more brilliant in proportion as it is surrounded by deeper shadow.

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Leonardo Da Vinci

He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Fire destroys all sophistry, that is deceit; and maintains truth alone, that is gold.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Whatever you think matters - doesn't. Follow this rule, and you will add decades to your life. Rodger Rosenblatt As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

When taking a selfie, remember the most natural pose is still best

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Very great charm of shadow and light is to be found in the faces of those who sit in the doors of dark houses. The eye of the spectator sees that part of the face which is in shadow lost in the darkness of the house, and that part of the face which is lit draws its brilliancy from the splendour of the sky. From this intensification of light and shade the face gains greatly in relief and beauty by showing the subtlest shadows in the light part and the subtlest lights in the dark part.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

The limiting surface of one thing is the beginning of another.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

If you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. Let us hope that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Here is a thing which the more it is needed the more it is rejected: and this is advice, which is unwillingly heeded by those who most need it, that is to say, by the ignorant.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

A bird is an instrument working according to mathematical law, which instrument it is within the capacity of man to reproduce with all its movements.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

An arch consists of two weaknesses which, leaning one against the other, make a strength.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Men born in hot countries love the night because it refreshes them and have a horror of light because it burns them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Among the great things which are found among us the existence of Nothing is the greatest.

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Leonardo Da Vinci

He only moves toward the perfection of his art whose criticism surpasses his achievement.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leonardo Da Vinci

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?