Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

Who is Leonardo da Vinci?

Leonardo da Vinci was the true personification of the Renaissance Man. As a h*mo universalis he painted the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper while inventing helicopters and other fancy scientific stuff. Fun fact: He lent his name to one of the turtles and to actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Born April 15, 1452
Died May 02, 1519

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Best 18 Quotes by Leonardo da Vinci

“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.”

“God sells us all things at the price of labor.”

“Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.”

“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.”

“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”

“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.”

“Learning never exhausts the mind.”

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

“Realize that everything connects to everything else.”

“There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.”

“Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.”

“Truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.”

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

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

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“Experience will be my mistress.”

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

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“Endeavour to alleviate the burthen of your early dignity by the regularity of your life and by your perseverance in those studies which are suitable to your profession.”


More quotes by Lorenzo de' Medici

“People of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

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