Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo (Italian: [leo?nardo da (v)?vint?i]; 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of paleontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank, his genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal.

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Leonardo Da Vinci


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.

Leonardo Da Vinci


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo Da Vinci



The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

Leonardo Da Vinci


While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.

Leonardo Da Vinci


Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

Leonardo Da Vinci


Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.

Leonardo Da Vinci


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

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Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.

Leonardo Da Vinci


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

Leonardo Da Vinci


Who sows virtue reaps honor.

Leonardo Da Vinci


The smallest feline is a masterpiece.

Leonardo Da Vinci


Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.

Leonardo Da Vinci


It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

Leonardo Da Vinci


Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.

Leonardo Da Vinci