Leonardo da Vinci - Page 3

It is an acknowledged fact that we perceive errors in the work of others more readily than in our own.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

The motive power is the cause of all life.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

The memory of benefits is a frail defence against ingratitude.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Our body is dependent on heaven and heaven on the Spirit.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

The knowledge of the past times and of the places of the earth is both an ornament and nutriment to the human mind.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

There are many kinds of beauty as people who possess it.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Music is the shaping of the invisible.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Medicine is the restoration of discordant elements; sickness is the discord of the elements infused into the living body.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Happy will they be who lend ear to the words of the dead.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

The painter who draws merely by practice and by eye, without any reason, is like a mirror which copies every thing placed in front of it without being conscious of their existence.
– 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

Virtue is our true wealth and the true reward of its possessor; it cannot be lost, it never deserts us until life leaves us.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

We, by our arts may be called the grandsons of God.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Science is the captain, and practice the soldiers.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Experience never errs; it is only your judgments that err by promising themselves effects such as are not caused by your experiments.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Make an effort to collect the good features from many beautiful faces.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Experiment is the sole interpreter of the artifices of Nature.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

A clever man without wisdom is like a beautiful flower without fragrance.
– Leonardo Da Vinci