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.


The part always has a tendency to reunite with its whole in order to escape from its imperfection.     

Leonardo da Vinci

What is called nothingness is to be found only in time and in speech. In time it stands between the past and future and has no existence in the present; and thus in speech it is one of the things of which we say: They are not, or they are impossible.     

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He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.     

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A wave is never found alone, but is mingled with the other waves.     

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It is useful to constantly observe, note, and consider.     

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Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.      

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Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.     

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Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.     

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Even the richest soil, if left uncultivated will produce the rankest weeds.     

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We might say that the earth has the spirit of growth; that its flesh is the soil.     

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

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

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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.     

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Shadows which you see with difficulty, and whose boundaries you cannot define... these you should not represent as finished or sharply defined, for the result would be that your work would seem wooden.     

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Learn diligence before speedy execution     

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The grave will fall in upon him who digs it.     

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Studying without desire spoils the memory and it retains nothing that it takes in.     

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Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.     

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

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I woke up only to find the rest of the world asleep.     

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The length of a man's outspread arms is equal to his height.     

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Experiment is the sole interpreter of the artifices of Nature.     

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Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.     

Leonardo da Vinci