Leonardo da Vinci

1452 - 1519

A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on direction, inventions, nature, and simplicity

Human subtlety . . . will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature, because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on reason, speech, words, and worth

Demetrius was wont to say that there was no difference between the words and speech of the unskilled and ignorant and the sounds and rumblings caused by the stomach being full of superfluous wind. This he said, not without reason, for, as he held, it did not in the least matter from what part of them the voice emanated, whether from the lower parts or the mouth, since the one and the other were of equal worth and importance.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on authority and memory

Whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not intellect but memory.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: The Notebooks, 1508-1918

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on art

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Art is never finished, only abandoned.

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci

He turns not back who is bound to a star.

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on earth

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Nothing will be left, Nothing in the air, nothing under the earth, nothing in the waters. All will be exterminated.

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on change, mind, obstacles, and yielding

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: The Notebooks, 1508–1518

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on experience, judgment, and power

Experience does not err; only your judgment errs by expecting from her what is not in her power.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci

Savage is he who saves himself.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Source: The Notebooks, 1508–1518

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on anticipation

Not to anticipate is already to moan.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

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