Leonardo da Vinci

1452 - 1519

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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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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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on force

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Let proportion be found not only in numbers and measures, but also in sounds, weights, times, and positions, and what ever force there is.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: Manuscript K

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on beginning

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

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: The Notebooks, 1508–1518

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on inequality

Inequality is the cause of all local movements.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on mathematics and paradise

Mechanics is the paradise of the mathematical sciences, because by means of it one comes to the fruits of mathematics.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: The Notebooks, 1508–1518

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on science

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No human investigation can be called real science if it cannot be demonstrated mathematically.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

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