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Leonardo Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Leonardo.

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

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

Beyond a doubt, truth bears the same relation
to falsehood as light to darkness.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

 

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

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

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff.
Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

You do ill if you praise, but worse
if you censure, what you do not understand.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

The smallest feline is a masterpiece.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes
in the hope of pulling out an eel.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- 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

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

I was being an artist, being sensitive and technical as artists are.
I'm sure Leonardo Da Vinci did that.
Artists don't always feel the same as others feel about their work.
- Roy Ayers

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
- 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

I love those who can smile in trouble,
who can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

If I had never ventured beyond being a stand-up comic,
then I would be sitting in my house today working on
my Leonardo DiCaprio impression.
- Jim Carrey

When I played Leonardo DiCaprio's mother,
they liked that Leo had very hooded eyes and a rounded nose with a ball.
They said, They look like they could be mother and son.
- Ellen Barkin

Leonardo Da Vinci combined art and science and aesthetics and engineering,
that kind of unity is needed once again.
- Ben Shneiderman

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

For once you have tasted flight
you will walk the earth
with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been
and there you will long to return.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Experience does not err.
Only your judgments err by expecting from her
what is not in her power.
- 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

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

Learning never exhausts the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Common Sense is that which judges
the things given to it by other senses.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends,
and have fun, and not care about the consequences,
but I just can't now.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

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

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

The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes...
It's not like any other job where you can go in and
do the same thing as yesterday.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't
reach the quality it should have.
- Leonardo da Vinci

When a role for a young guy is being offered to me,
I think of River Phoenix.
It feels like a loss.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Brothers don't necessarily have to say anything to each other -
they can sit in a room and be together and just be
completely comfortable with each other.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

If I want to go to a party with a few male friends,
it doesn't mean I'm gay.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do.
I want to do things that are different.
I want to take my time with each role.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

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

I get a friend to travel with me...
I need somebody to bring me back to who I am.
It's hard to be alone.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention,
not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I am friends with Demi.
Don't believe anything you read.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

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

It's easy to fall into the trap of believing all the
hype that's written about you...
Who knows? In a couple of years, you might find me in the loony bin!
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I'm not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy,
I'm definitely an individual.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Being dubbed as a hunk sort of annoys me.
It gives me a yucky feeling.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of
the characters I've played.
I'm not.
That's why it's called 'acting'.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

School, I never truly got the knack of.
I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in
this business because I remain a kid off-camera.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I don't see why I can't have friends of both sexes
without wild rumors being circulated.
It's crazy.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I quickly realized that this medium had a lot to offer someone like me.
To do Disney-quality hand-drawn cartoons,
you have to be a master of two art forms.
Seriously, you have to be able to draw like a Leonardo
da Vinci or a Michelangelo.
But also you have to know movement and timing and control
that through 24 frames a second.
- John Lasseter

I really don't know what I'm doing...
I don't.
It's terrible.
I go in there and I learn how to be like the character and do the best I can,
and that's all I really do.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I couldn't deal with playing a character who rides
motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid,
y'know?
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really
makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that
acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

My mother is a walking miracle.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

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

The best thing on translation was said by Cervantes:
translation is the other side of a tapestry.
- Leonardo Sciascia


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