Sculptor

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

You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.
Leonardo da Vinci

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation … even so does inaction sap the vigour of the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

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

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
Michelangelo

Truth exists, only falsehood has to be invented.
Georges Braque

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
Leonardo da Vinci

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.
Leonardo da Vinci

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

The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects.
Leonardo da Vinci

Our life is made by the death of others.
Leonardo da Vinci

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
Leonardo da Vinci

Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
Leonardo da Vinci

Water is the driving force of all nature.
Leonardo da Vinci

He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
Leonardo da Vinci

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
Leonardo da Vinci

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

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
Leonardo da Vinci

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

It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
Leonardo da Vinci

Learning never exhausts the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

Nature never breaks her own laws.
Leonardo da Vinci

He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.
Leonardo da Vinci

The secret of art is love.
Antoine Bourdelle

Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Leonardo da Vinci

I shut my eyes in order to see.
Paul Gauguin

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

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
Leonardo da Vinci

The smallest feline is a masterpiece.
Leonardo da Vinci

I have wasted my hours.
Leonardo da Vinci

Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
Leonardo da Vinci

Life well spent is long.
Leonardo da Vinci

There shall be wings! If the accomplishment be not for me, ’tis for some other.
Leonardo da Vinci

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
Leonardo da Vinci

The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Leonardo da Vinci

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
Leonardo da Vinci

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