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Leonardo da Vinci

Read through the most famous quotes from Leonardo da Vinci

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.

— Leonardo da Vinci

#poetry #art

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

— Leonardo da Vinci

#inspirational #art

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.

— Leonardo da Vinci

#flying #inspirational #inspirational

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

— Leonardo da Vinci

#schooling #university #education

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

— Leonardo da Vinci

#sophistication #ultimate

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.

— Leonardo da Vinci

#attention #back #come #had #happen

The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.

— Leonardo da Vinci

#creativity #leonardo-da-vinci #art

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

— Leonardo da Vinci

#self-mastery #art

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

— Leonardo da Vinci

#much #nothing #silence #strengthens

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

— Leonardo da Vinci

#noblest #pleasure #understanding

About Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

Did you know about Leonardo da Vinci?

Hippolyte Taine wrote in 1866: "There may not be in the world an example of another genius so universal so incapable of fulfilment so full of yearning for the infinite so naturally refined so far ahead of his own century and the following centuries. Leonardo is revered for his technological ingenuity. There are compositions for paintings studies of details and drapery studies of faces and emotions of animals babies dissections plant studies rock formations whirlpools war machines helicopters and architecture.

He conceptualised a helicopter a tank concentrated solar power a calculator and the double hull and he outlined a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics. Leonardo is revered for his technological ingenuity. Among his works the Mona Lisa is the most famous and most parodied portrait and The Last Supper the most reproduced religious painting of all time with their fame approached only by Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam.

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