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Leonardo da Vinci quotes (19)

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Unsorted

I have from an early age abjured the use of meat and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Murder

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   Category: Mind

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.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Reason

Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Intellect

He turns not back who is bound to a star.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Star

The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Dream

Just as courage imperils life fear protects it.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Fear

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Begin

Vows begin when hope dies.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Hope

Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Experience

Thou O God dost sell us all good things at the price of labor.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Labor

You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself.... the height of a mans success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment.... And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Self

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Art

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

Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Action

Nature never breaks her own laws.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Nature

The faculty of imagination is both the rudder and the bridle of the senses.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Illusions

Those who are enamoured of practice without science are like a pilot who goes into a ship without rudder or compass and never has any certainty of where he is going. Practice should always be based upon a sound knowledge of theory.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Practice