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49 Leonardo Di Vinci Quotes About Life and Art

Published on March 28, 2019 9:30 AM EST
Leonardo Di Vinci Quotes

These Leonardo Di Vinci quotes are food for thought.

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance (GET READY FOR ALL THIS!) artist, sculptor, inventor, architect, musician, cartographer, mathematician, engineer, anatomist, geologist, author, and botanist. He had such a daunting influence and expertise over a wide range of different subject areas.

Leonardo Di Vinci Quotes

Best known for his art, Da Vinci has recently received a new wave of popularity for his insightful and inspirational quotes

Below you’ll find our collection of inspirational, wise, and memorable Leornardo Da Vinci quotes and sayings, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

These Leornardo Da Vinci quotes cover various aspects of life and will inspire you to follow your passions.

We also have a collection of Nikola Tesla quotes as well as these great Bob Ross quotes that will inspire you to own your mistakes, be more patient and to appreciate the little joys of life.

Leonardo Di Vinci Quotes about life and art

1. Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. – Leonardo da Vinci

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2. 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


3. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci

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4. Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in. – Leonardo da Vinci


5. 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


6. The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands. – Leonardo da Vinci


7. I love those who can smile in trouble. – Leonardo da Vinci


8. Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first understood. – Leonardo da Vinci



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


10. Art is never finished, only abandoned. – Leonardo da Vinci


11. Learning never exhausts the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci


12. The knowledge of all things is possible.  – Leonardo da Vinci


13. As you cannot do what you want, want what you can do. – Leonardo da Vinci


14. It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. – Leonardo da Vinci

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15. Life without love, is no life at all. – Leonardo da Vinci


16. Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci


17. All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions. – Leonardo da Vinci



Leonardo Di Vinci Quotes To Inspire You

18. He who thinks little errs much. – Leonardo da Vinci


19. Realize that everything connects to everything else. – Leonardo da Vinci


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

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21. Once you have tasted the taste of sky, you will forever look up. – Leonardo da Vinci


22. Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve. – Leonardo da Vinci


23. Why does the eye see more clearly when asleep than the imagination when awake? – Leonardo da Vinci

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24. Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets. – Leonardo da Vinci


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


26. Wisdom is the daughter of experience. – Leonardo da Vinci



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27. He who truly knows has no occasion to shout. – Leonardo da Vinci


28. A wave is never found alone, but is mingled with the other waves. – Leonardo da Vinci

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29. Just as a well-filled day brings blessed sleep, so a well-employed life brings a blessed death. – Leonardo da Vinci


30. In time and with water, everything changes. – Leonardo da Vinci


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


32. Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.  – Leonardo da Vinci


33. Every action needs to be prompted by a motive. – Leonardo da Vinci



Leonardo Di Vinci Quotes about Art

34. There is no object so large but that at a great distance from the eye it does not appear smaller than a smaller object near. – Leonardo da Vinci


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


36. I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly. – Leonardo da Vinci


37. Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master. – Leonardo da Vinci


38. One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. – Leonardo da Vinci


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



Leonardo Di Vinci Quotes on Life

40. Life well spent is long. – Leonardo da Vinci


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


42. 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



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


44. A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not. – Leonardo da Vinci


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


46. Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power. – Leonardo da Vinci



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47. Every action needs to be prompted by a motive.  – Leonardo da Vinci


48. 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. – Leonardo da Vinci


49. Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.  – Leonardo da Vinci


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Leornardo Da Vinci was an iconic man of his generation. He left behind a rich legacy spanning multiple disciplines.

Although he is best known as an artist, Da Vinci’s work as a scientist and an inventor make him a true genius. We hope his words will inspire you to reach your highest potential.

Did you enjoy these Leonardo Da Vinci quotes? Which of the quotes was your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below.

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    Maganga II

    March 28, 2019 at 12:47 PM

    they are very inspirational i like them

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