Leonardo da Vinci

1452 - 1519

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.

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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 eternity, failure, justice, laws, and success

You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself. . . . the height of a man's success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. . . . And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

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

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

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on work

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Shun those studies in which the work that results dies with the worker.

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.

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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.

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