Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes

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Leonardo Da Vinci was a polymath and genius whose work span across multiple fields and industries like painting, engineering, science, architecture, sculpting and many others. He is mostly known for his artworks like Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Salvator Mundi, Vitruvian Man, Lady with an Ermine, The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, Saint John the Baptist, Adoration of the Magi and many others.

Here are some of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci quotes about flight, simplicity, art, science, life, love, learning, knowledge, nature, Mona Lisa and many other interesting topics:

Leonardo Da Vinci Flight Quote

Leonardo Da Vinci Flight Quote

1. 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.

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Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes On Simplicity

Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes On Simplicity

2. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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Famous Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes

Famous Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes

3. The deeper the feeling, the greater the pain. -Leonardo Da Vinci

4. Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. -Leonardo Da Vinci

5. Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it. -Leonardo Da Vinci

6. As you cannot do what you want, Want what you can do. -Leonardo Da Vinci

7. The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. -Leonardo Da Vinci

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

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

10. 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.

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11. Realize that everything connects to everything else. -Leonardo Da Vinci

12. It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. -Leonardo Da Vinci

13. He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done. -Leonardo Da Vinci

14. One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. -Leonardo Da Vinci

15. I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men. -Leonardo Da Vinci

16. If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight. -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. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen. -Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes About Art And Science

Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes About Art And Science

18. The smallest feline is a masterpiece. -Leonardo Da Vinci

19. The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands. -Leonardo Da Vinci

20. A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not. -Leonardo Da Vinci

21. Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. -Leonardo Da Vinci

22. Art is never finished, only abandoned.

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23. The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of. -Leonardo Da Vinci

24. Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. -Leonardo Da Vinci

25. The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. -Leonardo Da Vinci

26. Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. -Leonardo Da Vinci

27. 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

28. Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses- especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else. -Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes About Life

Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes About Life

29. Life without love, is no life at all. -Leonardo Da Vinci

30. Just as courage is the danger of life, so is fear its safeguard. -Leonardo Da Vinci

31. Our life is made by the death of others.

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32. Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it. -Leonardo Da Vinci

33. As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. -Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes About Love

Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes About Love

34. Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first understood. -Leonardo Da Vinci

35. Many are they who have a taste and love for drawing, but no talent; and this will be discernible in boys who are not diligent and never finish their drawings with shading. -Leonardo Da Vinci

36. I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. It is 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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37. 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

38. 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. -Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes About Learning And Knowledge

Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes About Learning And Knowledge

39. Learning never exhausts the mind. -Leonardo Da Vinci

40. The natural desire of good men is knowledge. -Leonardo Da Vinci

41. The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. -Leonardo Da Vinci

42. All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. -Leonardo Da Vinci

43. While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.

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44. The knowledge of all things is possible. -Leonardo Da Vinci

45. Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in. -Leonardo Da Vinci

46. Knowledge of the past and of the places of the earth is the ornament and food of the mind of man. -Leonardo Da Vinci

47. 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

48. 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 mechanical part. -Leonardo Da Vinci

49. In order to arrive at knowledge of the motions of birds in the air, it is first necessary to acquire knowledge of the winds, which we will prove by the motions of water in itself, and this knowledge will be a step enabling us to arrive at the knowledge of beings that fly between the air and the wind. -Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes On Nature

Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes On Nature

50. Nature never breaks her own laws. -Leonardo Da Vinci

51. Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature. Necessity is the theme and inventress of nature, her curb and her eternal law. -Leonardo Da Vinci

52. 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

53. Good men by nature, wish to know. I know that many will call this useless work… men who desire nothing but material riches and are absolutely devoid of that of wisdom, which is the food and only true riches of the mind. -Leonardo Da Vinci

54. Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity.

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55. Water is the driving force of all nature. -Leonardo Da Vinci

56. Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason. -Leonardo Da Vinci

57. To such an extent does nature delight and abound in variety that among her trees there is not one plant to be found which is exactly like another; and not only among the plants, but among the boughs, the leaves and the fruits, you will not find one which is exactly similar to another. -Leonardo Da Vinci

58. To such an extent does nature delight and abound in variety that among her trees there is not one plant to be found which is exactly like another; and not only among the plants, but among the boughs, the leaves and the fruits, you will not find one which is exactly similar to another. -Leonardo Da Vinci

59. 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 many and which sinews cause it; and which muscle, by swelling, causes the contraction of that sinew; and which sinews, expanded into the thinnest cartilage, surround and support the said muscle. -Leonardo Da Vinci

Quotes About Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa

Leonardo Da Vinci Mona Lisa Quotes

60. Hey, even the Mona Lisa is falling apart. -Chuck Palahniuk

61. Owning the Yankees is like owning the Mona Lisa. -George Steinbrenner

62. Mona Lisa looks as if she has just been sick, or is about to be. -Noel Coward

63. Look beyond the paint. Let us try to open our minds to a new idea. -Julia Roberts

64. If I had a euro for every stupid thing I’ve done, I could buy the Mona Lisa. -Stephanie Perkins

65. A lotta cats copy the Mona Lisa, but people still line up to see the original. -Louis Armstrong

66. Mona Lisa must have had the highway blues; you can tell by the way she smiles. -Bob Dylan

67. Well, is it pornography or is it art? Well as far as I’m concerned, the Mona Lisa is art. -Shaun Micallef

68. Mona Lisa is the only beauty who went through history and retained her reputation. -Will Rodgers

69. I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the ‘Mona Lisa’ with a two-inch brush. -Bob Ross

70. Everybody can draw, in my estimation. If you give a man 50 years, he’ll come up with the Mona Lisa. -Jack Kirby

71. You wouldn’t get rid of the Mona Lisa just because someone painted another picture of a woman smiling. -Clive Rowe

72. Da Vinci painted one Mona Lisa. Beethoven composed one Fifth Symphony. And God made one version of you. -Max Lucado

73. You should definitely visit the Louvre, a world-famous art museum where you can view, at close range, the backs of thousands of other tourists trying to see the Mona Lisa. -Dave Barry

74. I feel like vocals are to music what portraits are to painting. They’re the humanity. Landscapes are good and fine, but at the end of the day everyone loves the Mona Lisa. -Grimes

75.  A jostling scrum of office buildings so mediocre that the only way you ever remember them is by the frustration they induce – like a basketball team standing shoulder to shoulder between you and the Mona Lisa. -Prince Charles

76. The curious thing about that moustache and goatee is that when you look at the Mona Lisa it becomes a man. It is not a woman disguised as a man; it is a real man, and that was my discovery, without realizing it at the time. -Marcel Duchamp

77. How could we possibly appreciate the Mona Lisa if Leonardo had written at the bottom of the canvas: ‘The lady is smiling because she is hiding a secret from her lover.’ This would shackle the viewer to reality, and I don’t want this to happen to 2001. -Stanley Kubrick

78. Radical self-care is quantum, and radiates out into the atmosphere, like a little fresh air. It is a huge gift to the world. When people respond by saying, “Well, isn’t she full of herself,” smile obliquely, like Mona Lisa, and make both of you a nice cup of tea. -Anne Lamott

79. The Mona Lisa, to me, is the greatest emotional painting ever done. The way the smile flickers makes it a work of both art and science, because Leonardo understood optics, and the muscles of the lips, and how light strikes the eye – all of it goes into making the Mona Lisa’s smile so mysterious and elusive. -Walter Isaacson

80. The problem with success is that you lose the capacity to fail and the capacity to surprise people. So, if I’m able to surprise myself every day, I can surprise you as well. If I enjoy someone’s work and they offer me their project, I do it. So what’s the point of the supposed creativity? If Mona Lisa could be made by anyone, then it wouldn’t have been the most beautiful painting in the world. The knowledge that you can fail can make you come first. -Shahrukh Khan

81. Could Hamlet have been written by a committee, or the “Mona Lisa” painted by a club? Could the New Testament have been composed as a conference report? Creative ideas do not spring from groups. They spring from individuals. The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer. -Alfred Whitney Griswold