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20 Inspirational Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

Damien Thomas



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Born in 1452 Leonardo da Vinci studied Botany, zoology, aeronautics, physics and hydraulics. Leonardo used his vast knowledge of science and nature to help him as a painter, sculptor, draftsman and inventor. He is most famously known for his paintings The Mona Lisa, The last supper, and The virgin of the rocks. Leonardo was also passionate about technology and documented many of his thoughts and inventions on over 13,000 handwritten notes.

It is no wonder that such a creative mind is also credited with many wonderful and inspiring quotes.

I hope that you enjoy this collection of quotes from Leonardo da Vinci and that you will share them with your friends.


20 Inspirational Quotes From Leonardo da Vinci


1. Learning never exhausts the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci


2. Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake? – Leonardo da Vinci


3. Wisdom is the daughter of experience. – Leonardo da Vinci


4. Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it. – Leonardo da Vinci


5. The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. – Leonardo da Vinci


6. He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast. – Leonardo da Vinci


7. Every action needs to be prompted by a motive. – Leonardo da Vinci


8. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci


9. The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. – Leonardo da Vinci


10. Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master. – Leonardo da Vinci


11. Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that is taken in. – Leonardo da Vinci


12. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. – Leonardo da Vinci


13. There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see. – Leonardo da Vinci


14. Life without love, is no life at all. – Leonardo da Vinci


15. One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. – Leonardo da Vinci


16. It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. – Leonardo da Vinci


17. Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. – Leonardo da Vinci


18. Time stays long enough for those who use it. – Leonardo da Vinci


19. Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose. – Leonardo da Vinci


20. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else. – Leonardo da Vinci


I hope that you enjoyed this collection of quotes.