Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo (Italian: [leoˈnardo da (v)ˈvintʃi]; 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, poetry, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of paleontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank, his genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Many historians and scholars regard Leonardo as the prime exemplar of the "Universal Genius" or "Renaissance Man", an individual of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination". According to art historian He... More

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Leonardo da Vinci #Art

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Leonardo da Vinci #Art #Work

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.
Leonardo da Vinci #Art #Work

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
Leonardo da Vinci #Change

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
Leonardo da Vinci #Courage #Fear

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.
Leonardo da Vinci #Death #Learning

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
Leonardo da Vinci #Death

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci #Death

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci Our life is made by the death of others.
Leonardo da Vinci #Dreams #Imagination

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?
Leonardo da Vinci #Experience #Power

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
Leonardo da Vinci #God #Work

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.
Leonardo da Vinci #Hope #Marriage

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.
Leonardo da Vinci #Intelligence

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence he is just using his memory.
Leonardo da Vinci #Knowledge

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
Leonardo da Vinci #Learning

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci Learning never exhausts the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci #Life

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
Leonardo da Vinci #Life

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci Life well spent is long.
Leonardo da Vinci #Men #Work

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
Leonardo da Vinci #Nature

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci Water is the driving force of all nature.
Leonardo da Vinci #Nature

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci Nature never breaks her own laws.
Leonardo da Vinci #Pet

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci The smallest feline is a masterpiece.
Leonardo da Vinci #Time

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
Leonardo da Vinci #Truth

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects.
Leonardo da Vinci #Business #Death #Love #Smile #Strength

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Leonardo da Vinci #Experience #Nature

Photo of Leonardo da Vinci 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.