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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination". He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. (1452 – 1519)

Quotes

Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Leonardo da Vinci

He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.
Leonardo da Vinci

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.
Leonardo da Vinci

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

It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
Leonardo da Vinci

Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.
Leonardo da Vinci

Learning never exhausts the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.
Leonardo da Vinci

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Leonardo da Vinci

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Leonardo da Vinci

The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
Leonardo da Vinci

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

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
Leonardo da Vinci

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

You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.
Leonardo da Vinci

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