Quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci’s genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal as a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer.  Renowned primarily as a painter, Leonardo’s Mona Lisa is the most parodied portrait and his The Last Supper is the most reproduced religious painting of all time.  Leonardo is also revered for his technological ingenuity with conceptualized flying machines, a tank, concentrated solar power, an adding machine and the double hull.

The following are some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s quotes to help you get acquainted with the genius of this Renaissance man.

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“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

“Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
– 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

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
– 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

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

As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/

The Amazing Place is excited to announce that they will be hosting the Da Vinci – The Genius exhibition from the 2nd of April to the 22nd of June 2014.

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