Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs. We live by the death of others: We are burial places!
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)
Contributed by: Zaady
Man and the animals are merely a passage and channel for food, a tomb for other animals, a haven for the dead, giving life by the death of others, a coffer full of corruption.
Source: The Notebooks, 1508-1518
He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.
The faculty of imagination is both the rudder and the bridle of the senses.
Source: The Notebooks, 1508–1518
Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.
Life well spent is.long.
I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.
Whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not intellect but memory.
Source: The Notebooks, 1508-1918
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