“The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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 “Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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 “Learning never exhausts the mind.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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 “All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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 “Our life is made by the death of others.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“Once you have tasted the taste of sky, you will forever look up”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“There are four Powers: memory and intellect, desire and covetousness.

The two first are mental and the others sensual.

The three senses: sight, hearing and smell cannot well be prevented,

 touch and taste not at all.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“The painter will produce pictures of little merit if he takes the works of others as his standard.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“What is fair in men, passes away, but not so in art”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“And you who wish to represent by words the form of man and all the aspects of his membrification, relinquish that idea. For the more minutely you describe the more you will confine the mind of the reader, and the more you will keep him from the knowledge of the thing described. And so it is necessary to draw and to describe.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“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.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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 “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.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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 “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”

 

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“The knowledge of all things is possible”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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 “Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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 “Wherever good fortune enters, envy lays siege to the place and attacks it; and when it departs, sorrow and repentance remain behind.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“He who does not oppose evil…… commands it to be done.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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 “Every action needs to be prompted by a motive.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“What is fair in men, passes away, but not so in art”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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 “The Medici created and destroyed me.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“We must doubt the certainty of everything which passes through the senses, but how much more ought we to doubt things contrary to the senses, such as the existence of God and the soul.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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“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.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

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