“Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence, he is just using his memory.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“Life without love, is no life at all”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“Truth at last cannot be hidden. Dissimulation is of no avail. Dissimulation is to no purpose before so great a judge. Falsehood puts on a mask. Nothing is hidden under the sun.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“While human ingenuity may devise various inventions to the same ends, it will never devise anything more beautiful, nor more simple, nor more to the purpose than nature does, because in her inventions nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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 Leonardo da Vinci, quotes, wisdom, taste of the sky, look up

 

“The human bird shall take his first flight, filling the words with amazement, all writings with his fame, and bringing eternal glory to those whose nest whence he sprang.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“…the love of anything is the offspring of knowledge, love being more fervent in proportion as knowledge is more certain. And this certainty springs from a complete knowledge of all parts which united compose the whole of the thing which out to be loved.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“I have wasted my hours.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“People talk to people who perceive nothing, who have open eyes and see nothing; they shall talk to them and receive no answer; they shall adore those who have ears and hear nothing; they shall burn lamps for those who do not see.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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 “Lies don’t solve problems it just makes it worst …so liars beware”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“It is easier to contend with evil at the first than at the last.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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 “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.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“Learn how to see, realize that everything connects to everything else”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“A poet knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add,

but when there is nothing left to take away.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“For, verily, great love springs from great knowledge of the beloved object, and if you little know it, you will be able to love it only little or not at all.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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 Leonardo da Vinci, quotes, wisdom, learn how to see

 

“If the painter wishes to see beauties that charm him, it lies in his power to create them, and if he wishes to see monstrosities that are frightful, ridiculous, or truly pitiable, he is lord and God thereof.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

 

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“Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“Truth was the only daughter of Time”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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 “As you cannot do what you want,

Want what you can do”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“Shadow is the obstruction of light. Shadows appear to me to be of supreme importance in perspective, because, without them opaque and solid bodies will be ill defined; that which is contained within their outlines and their boundaries themselves will be ill-understood unless they are shown against a background of a different tone from themselves.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“One has no right to love or hate anything if one has not acquired a thorough knowledge of its nature. Great love springs from great knowledge of the beloved object, and if you know it but little you will be able to love it only a little or not at all.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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 “They will say that I, having no literary skill, cannot properly express that which I desire to treat of, but they do not know that my subjects are to be dealt with by experience rather than by words. And [experience] has been the mistress of those who wrote well. And so, as mistress, I will cite her in all cases. Though I may not, like them, be able to quote other authors, I shall rely on that which is much greater and more worthy: on experience, the mistress of their masters.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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