Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of palaeontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. 

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The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

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

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

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

Water is the driving force of all nature.

Nature never breaks her own laws.

Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals open your eyes!

Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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.

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

The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.

The smallest feline is a masterpiece.

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

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.

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