Leonardo da Vinci - Page 4

The most beautiful words of love are told in silence for a look.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Supreme happiness will be the greatest cause of misery, and the perfection of wisdom the occassion of folly.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Instrumental or mechanical science is the noblest and above all others, the most useful.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

A luminous body will appear more brilliant in proportion as it is surrounded by deeper shadow.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

He who despises painting has no love for the philosophy in nature.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

We know well that mistakes are more easily detected in the works of others than in one’s own.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

The mind of a painter should be like a mirror which is filled with as many images as there are things placed before him.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

First study the science, and then practice the art which is born of that science.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

The mind that engages in subjects of too great variety becomes confused and weakened.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

There is no higher or lower knowledge, but one only, flowing out of experimentation.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Truth was the only daughter of Time.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

If you call painting dumb poetry, the painter may call poetry blind painting.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

It is a far worthier thing to read by the light of experience than to adorn oneself with the labors of others.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

The water which rises in the mountain is the blood which keeps the mountain in life.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Men of genius sometimes accomplish most when they work least, for they are thinking out inventions.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Those who, in debate, appeal to their qualifications, argue from memory, not from understanding.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

People of higher talent work, even if they seem to do nothing
– Leonardo Da Vinci

To discover the soul living in somebody’s body, we watch the surrounding of the body, and if it’s messy and disordered, so is the soul.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

To make a perfume, take some rose water and wash your hands in it, then take a lavender flower and rub it with your palms, and you will achieve the desired effect.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold.
– Leonardo Da Vinci