Leonardo da Vinci
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Leonardo da Vinci
Man and animals are in reality vehicles and conduits of food, tombs of animals, hostels of Death, coverings that consume, deriving life by the death…
Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature. Necessity is the theme and inventress of nature, her curb and her eternal law.
Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.
Weight, force and casual impulse, together with resistance, are the four external powers in which all the visible actions of mortals have their being and…
All knowledge which ends in words will die as quickly as it came to life, with the exception of the written word: which is its…
The spirit desires to remain with its body, because, without the organic instruments of that body, it can neither act, nor feel anything.
Science is the captain, and practice the soldiers.
Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.
Just as courage is the danger of life, so is fear its safeguard.
You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.
You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.
I have wasted my hours.
The painter who is familiar with the nature of the sinews, muscles, and tendons, will know very well, in giving movement to a limb, how…
There is no object so large but that at a great distance from the eye it does not appear smaller than a smaller object near.
The Medici created and destroyed me.
Each man is always in the middle of the surface of the earth and under the zenith of his own hemisphere, and over the centre…
The length of a man’s outspread arms is equal to his height.
Our body is dependant on Heaven and Heaven on the Spirit.
Experience never errs; it is only your judgments that err by promising themselves effects such as are not caused by your experiments.
I have found that, in the composition of the human body as compared with the bodies of animals, the organs of sense are duller and…
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