100+ Leonardo da Vinci Quotes, Messages & Wishes

Leonardo da Vinci was the epitome of a Renaissance man. Da Vinci was an Italian polymath during the Italian Renaissance. Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

100+ Leonardo da Vinci Quotes, Messages & Wishes

His fields of interests include painting, drawing, sculpture, invention, architecture, music, science, mathematics, cartography, geology, astronomy, and many more.

  •  “Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.”  – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Whatever you do in life, if you want to be creative and intelligent, and develop your brain, you must do everything with the awareness that everything, in some way, connects to everything else.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Be a mirror, absorb everything around you and still remain the same.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art.” – Leonardo da Vinci Quotes
  • “Art lives from constraints and dies from freedom.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
  •  “Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.”
  • 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 noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”
  • Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature. Necessity is the theme and inventress of nature, her curb and her eternal law.”
  • For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.”
  • Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.”
  •  “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.”
  • In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.”
  • “Water is the driving force of all nature.”
  • “Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation… even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.”
  • “In order to arrive at knowledge of the motions of birds in the air, it is first necessary to acquire knowledge of the winds, which we will prove by the motions of water in itself, and this knowledge will be a step enabling us to arrive at the knowledge of beings that fly between the air and the wind.”
  •  “All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.”
  • The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects.”
  • “Learning is the only thing that never disappoints us.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Our life is made by the death of others.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Not to appreciate life, all of life, is not to deserve it.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • To discover the soul living in somebody’s body, we watch the surrounding of the body, and if it’s messy and disordered, so is the soul.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
  •  “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.”
  • “Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Color, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.”
  • “The painter who draws merely by practice and by eye, without any reason, is like a mirror which copies every thing placed in front of it without being conscious of their existence.”“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”
  •  “A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.”
  • I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have.”
  •  “The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”
  • .“I have found that, in the composition of the human body as compared with the bodies of animals, the organs of sense are duller and coarser. Thus, it is composed of less ingenious instruments, and of spaces less capacious for receiving the faculties of sense.”
  • There is no object so large but that at a great distance from the eye it does not appear smaller than a smaller object near.”

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