Leonardo da Vinci

1452 - 1519

A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on art, engineering, and work

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

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: The Notebooks, 1508–1518

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on destruction

The Medici created and destroyed me.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: The Notebooks, 1508–1518

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on day, death, happiness, life, and sleep

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

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: The Notebooks, 1508–1518

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on art, children, cruelty, motherhood, nature, reward, and slavery

O neglectful Nature, wherefore art thou thus partial, becoming to some of thy children a tender and benignant mother, to others a most cruel and ruthless stepmother? I see thy children given into slavery to others without ever receiving any benefit, and in lieu of any reward for the services they have done for them they are repaid by the severest punishments.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: The Notebooks, 1508–1518

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on daughters, experience, and wisdom

Wisdom is the daughter of experience.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on effort

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O Lord, Thou givest us everything, At the price Of an effort.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on purpose and work

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on gold

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O speculators about perpetual motion, how many vain chimeras have you created in the like quest? Go and take your place with the seekers after gold.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: The Notebooks, 1508–1518

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on certainty, knowledge, practice, science, and theory

Those who are enamoured of practice without science are like a pilot who goes into a ship without rudder or compass and never has any certainty of where he is going. Practice should always be based upon a sound knowledge of theory.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on god, good, and labor

Thou, O God, dost sell us all good things at the price of labor.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

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