Leonardo da Vinci

1452 - 1519

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 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 delusion, eternity, mathematics, and wisdom

Whoever despises the high wisdom of mathematics nourishes himself on delusion and will never still the sophistic sciences whose only product is an eternal uproar.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on nature and necessity

Necessity is the mistress and guardian of Nature.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: The Notebooks, 1508–1518

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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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