Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, it is the famous quotes of Leonardo da Vinci.

He was a genius and multi-skilled person. He was a famous painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect and engineer. He widely known as a Polymath, means a person of wide knowledge.

Leonardo da Vinci is widely popular for his Last Supper and Mona Lisa painting. Both of these paintings are his most influential paintings. However, he never finished the MONA LISA painting.

Leonardo da Vinci was born on 14 or 15 April, 1452 in Anchiano City, Italy.

His full name is Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci. Which means Leonardo, the son of ser Piero from Vinci.

He is also considered the inventor of vehicles and gadgets such as tank, helicopter, parachute, and flying machine. Apart from this, he has also explored making three-dimensional objects and the human figure.

Leonardo has made less than 20 paintings in his life. But still they have left a deep impression.

He began learning the art of painting at the age of 15 from Andrea del Verrocchio. Apart from this, he also learned technical-mechanical arts from them.

After Study, Leonardo worked for a few years as a military architect and engineer.

If we talk about the personality of da Vinci, he was a kind but reserved personality.

He loved animals and nature. Therefore, he was a vegetarian. They buy caged birds and were leaving them.

He was a very curious person. He was very interested in subjects like languages, natural science, mathematics, philosophy, and history. 

One special thing about him is that his IQ was around 220. Because of this, he is also considered as the greatest genius of all times.

And this great artist and genius died of stroke on 2 May 1519 at the age of 67.

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Leonardo da Vinci Quotes :

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Painting is a poem that is seen rather than felt. – Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

A Study without desire spoils the memory.

There is a universe in the mind and hands of the painter.

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.

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In nature there is no effect without a cause. – Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

The organ of perception acts more readily than judgment.

The men of experiment are like the ant; they only collect and use. 

If the painter wishes to see beauties that charm him, it lies in his power to create them.

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Studying without zeal damages the memory. – Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

Science is the observation of things possible, whether present or past.

Lies don’t solve problems, it just makes it worst.

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Painting is mute poetry, and poetry is blind painting.

Instrumental science is the noblest and above all others.

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Nothing should be so greatly feared as empty fame. – Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful.

Anything that can be dreamt of will eventually be built. 

Reprove your friend in secret and praise him in public.

Nature is the source of all true knowledge. 

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If you are alone, it means that you are completely with yourself.

There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.

The knowledge of all things is possible.

Being willing is not enough; we must do it.

The height of a man’s success is gauged by his self-mastery and the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. 

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The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. – Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

If we do not resist evil, it is equivalent to commanding it.

The deeper the feeling, the greater the pain.

If you can’t do what you want, then do what you can.

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

You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself.

Leonardo da Vinci Famous Quotes :

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The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of. – Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

Realize that everything connects to everything else.

Water is the driving force in nature.

Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold.

He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.

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You must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs. – Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

God sells us all things at the price of labor.

All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born from experience.

I awoke only to find that the rest of the world was still asleep.

He who thinks little errs much.

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Blinding ignorance does mislead us. – Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

He who wishes to be rich within a day, will be hanged within a year.

Wisdom is the daughter of experience.

The acquisition of knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good.

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence.

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Truth at last cannot be hidden.  – Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

The mind that engages in subjects of too great variety becomes confused and weakened.

Dissimulation is of no avail.

The worst evil which can befall the artist is that his work should appear good in his own eyes.

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We must doubt the certainty of everything which passes through the senses.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams, than the imagination awake.

It is an acknowledged fact that we perceive errors in the work of others more readily than in our own.

To become an artist you have to be curious.

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Never destroy others’ lives through rage or through malice. – Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

Men fight wars and destroy everything around them. 

A wave is never found alone, but is mingled with the other waves.

Nature never breaks her own laws.

The instant does not have time; and time is made from the movement of the instant.

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes About Art :

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Art is never finished, only abandoned. – Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

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

Art is the queen of all sciences and communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world.

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

Art lives from constraints and dies from freedom.

Study the science of art and study the art of science for complete development of mind.

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes About Life :

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Life without love, is no life at all.

A well spent day brings happy sleep. Like that a well used life brings happy death.

He who does not value life does not deserve it. 

Our life is made by the death of others.

A well-employed life brings a blessed death.

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes About Love :

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Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.

He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards a ship without a rudder and compass.

One has no right to love or hate anything if one has not acquired a thorough knowledge of its nature. 

The love of anything is the offspring of knowledge.

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Great love born from great knowledge.

I love those who can smile in trouble, gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.

If there’s no love, what then?

Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first understood.

Leonardo da Vinci Learning Quotes :

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Learning never exhausts the mind.

Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.

I thought I was learning to live but I was only learning to die.

Develop your senses- especially learn how to see. And realize that everything connects to everything else.

Leonardo da Vinci Inspirational Quotes :

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Experience is a truer guide than the words of others.

Time only stays long enough for those who use it.

Always do your work keeping your purpose in mind.

Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.

All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.

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Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve.

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.

Indistinct things the mind is stimulated to new inventions.

A small truth is better than a great lie.

There is nothing which deceives us as much as our own judgement.

Experience is never at fault;  it is only your judgment that is in error.

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Details make perfection but the perfection is not a detail.

He who can copy can do.

A body without a shadow than virtue unaccompanied by envy.

Fine gold is recognized when it is tested.

Virtue is our true wealth and the true reward of its possessor.

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