the wisdom of Leonardo Da Vinci

 

 

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“There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.”


“All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions”


“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”


“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.”


“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”


“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.”


“One has no right to love or hate anything if one has not acquired a thorough knowledge of its nature. Great love springs from great knowledge of the beloved object, and if you know it but little you will be able to love it only a little or not at all.”


“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”

 

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