Leonardo Da Vinci Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old leonardo da vinci quotes, leonardo da vinci sayings, and leonardo da vinci proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Leonardo da Vinci

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.     

Leonardo da Vinci

There shall be wings! If the accomplishment be not for me, it's for some other.     

Leonardo da Vinci

A diamond is just a lump of coal that stuck to its job.     

Leonardo da Vinci

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes, so with time present.     

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It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.     

Leonardo da Vinci

Practice should always be based upon a sound knowledge of theory.     

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Leonardo da Vinci

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.     

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

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

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

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

Leonardo da Vinci

A deaf and dumb person who sees two men in conversation may nevertheless understand from the attitudes and gestures of the speakers, how well their discussion is getting along.     

Leonardo da Vinci

The boundaries of bodies are the least of all things.     

Leonardo da Vinci

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.     

Leonardo da Vinci

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.     

Leonardo da Vinci

Medicine is the restoration of discordant elements; sickness is the discord of the elements infused into the living body.     

Leonardo da Vinci

The greatest deception which men incur proceeds from their opinions.     

Leonardo da Vinci

Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.     

Leonardo da Vinci

Wood feeds the fire which burns it.     

Leonardo da Vinci

Inequality is the cause of all local movements.     

Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.     

Leonardo da Vinci

A gray day provides the best light.     

Leonardo da Vinci

A long life is a life well spent.     

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Leonardo da Vinci

The motive power is the cause of all life.     

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Every action needs to be prompted by a motive. To know and to will are two operations of the human mind. Discerning, judging, deliberating are acts of the human mind.     

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Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.     

Leonardo da Vinci

All the bystanders at an event worthy of note adopt various gestures of admiration when contemplating the occurrence.     

Leonardo da Vinci