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Leonardo Da Vinci
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You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself. Leonardo Da Vinci
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The deeper the feeling, the greater the pain Leonardo Da Vinci
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The human being, creature of eyes, needs the image. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Sculptured figures which appear in motion, will, in their standing position, actually look as if they were falling forward. Leonardo Da Vinci
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My works are the issue of simple and plain experience which is the true mistress. Leonardo Da Vinci
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If on your own or by the criticism of others you discover error in your work, correct it then and there; otherwise in exposing your work to the public, you will expose your error also. Leonardo Da Vinci
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If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. Leonardo Da Vinci
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An artist's studio should be a small space because small rooms discipline the mind and large ones distract it. Leonardo Da Vinci
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A bird is an instrument working according to mathematical law, which instrument it is within the capacity of man to reproduce with all its movements. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Ask advice of him who governs himself well. Leonardo Da Vinci
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When the sun is covered by clouds, objects are less conspicuous, because there is little difference between the light and shade of the trees and the buildings being illuminated by the brightness of the atmosphere which surrounds the objects in such a way that the shadows are few, and these few fade away so that their outline is lost in haze. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Fear arises sooner than anything else. Leonardo Da Vinci
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He who does not oppose evil......commands it to be done. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Experiment is the sole interpreter of the artifices of Nature. Leonardo Da Vinci
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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
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Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes! Leonardo Da Vinci
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A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Experience never errs; it is only your judgments that err by promising themselves effects such as are not caused by your experiments. Leonardo Da Vinci
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How many emperors and how many princes have lived and died and no record of them remains, and they only sought to gain dominions and riches in order that their fame might be ever-lasting. Leonardo Da Vinci
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The spirit desires to remain with its body, because, without the organic instruments of that body, it can neither act, nor feel anything. Leonardo Da Vinci
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For youth, everything is sport. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Envy wounds with false accusations, that is with detraction, a thing which scares virtue. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Thirst will parch your tongue and your body will waste through lack of sleep ere you can describe in words that which painting instantly sets before the eye. Leonardo Da Vinci
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The eye is the window of the human body through which it feels its way and enjoys the beauty of the world. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Small rooms and dwellings set the mind on the right path, large ones cause it to go astray. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Just as a well-filled day brings blessed sleep, so a well-employed life brings a blessed death. Leonardo Da Vinci
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If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings. Leonardo Da Vinci
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He who wishes to see how the soul inhabits the body should look to see how that body uses its daily surroundings. If the dwelling is dirty and neglected, the body will be kept by its soul in the same condition, dirty and neglected. Leonardo Da Vinci
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There is no higher or lower knowledge, but one only, flowing out of experimentation. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Those who fall in love with practice without science are like a sailor who enters a ship without a helm or a compass, and who never can be certain whither he is going. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Most men are of naught more use in their lives but as machines for turning food into sh*t. Leonardo Da Vinci
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The young man should first learn perspective, then the proportions of objects. Next, copy work after the hand of a good master, to gain the habit of drawing parts of the body well; and then to work from nature, to confirm the lessons learned. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. Leonardo Da Vinci
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For those colours which you wish to be beautiful, always first prepare a pure white ground. Leonardo Da Vinci
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A dark object seen against a bright background will appear smaller than it is. A light object will look larger when it is seen against a background darker than itself. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Of several luminous bodies of equal size and brilliancy and at an equal distance, that will look the largest which is surrounded by the darkest background. Leonardo Da Vinci
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The motions of men must be such as suggest their dignity or their baseness. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Movement will fail sooner than usefulness. Leonardo Da Vinci
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He who does not punish evil commands it to be done. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Be not false about the past. Leonardo Da Vinci
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There will be many men who will move one against another, holding in their hands a cutting tool. But these will not do each other any injury beyond tiring each other; for, when one pushes forward the other will draw back. But woe to him who comes between them! For he will end by being cut in pieces. Leonardo Da Vinci
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One day the world will look upon research upon animals as it now looks upon research on human beings. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Why are the bones of great fishes, and oysters and corals and various other shells and sea-snails, found on the high tops of mountains that border the sea, in the same way in which they are found in the depths of the sea? Leonardo Da Vinci
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Fix your course on a star and you'll navigate any storm. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Vitality and beauty are gifts of Nature for those who live according to its laws. Leonardo Da Vinci
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It is the infinite alone that cannot be attained, for if it could it would become finite. Leonardo Da Vinci
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I would venture to affirm that a man cannot attain excellence if he satisfy the ignorant and not those of his own craft, and if he be not 'singular' or 'distant,' or whatever you like to call him. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Practice should always be based upon a sound knowledge of theory. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Oh! Speculators on things, boast not of knowing the things that nature ordinarily brings about; but rejoice if you know the end of those things which you yourself device. Leonardo Da Vinci
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There is no result in nature without a cause; understand the cause and you will have no need of the experiment. Leonardo Da Vinci
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One painter ought never to imitate the manner of any other; because in that case he cannot be called the child of nature, but the grandchild. It is always best to have recourse to nature, which is replete with such abundance of objects, than to the productions of other masters, who learnt everything from her. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Inaction saps the vigor of the mind. Leonardo Da Vinci
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The body of the earth is of the nature of a fish... because it draws water as its breath instead of air. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Inequality is the cause of all local movements. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Very great charm of shadow and light is to be found in the faces of those who sit in the doors of dark houses. The eye of the spectator sees that part of the face which is in shadow lost in the darkness of the house, and that part of the face which is lit draws its brilliancy from the splendour of the sky. From this intensification of light and shade the face gains greatly in relief and beauty by showing the subtlest shadows in the light part and the subtlest lights in the dark part. Leonardo Da Vinci
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The motive power is the cause of all life. Leonardo Da Vinci
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The eye which turns from a white object in the light of the sun and goes into a less fully lighted place will see everything as dark. Leonardo Da Vinci
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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
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Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active. Leonardo Da Vinci
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I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have. Leonardo Da Vinci
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For, verily, great love springs from great knowledge of the beloved object, and if you little know it, you will be able to love it only little or not at all. Leonardo Da Vinci
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The smallest feline is a masterpiece. Leonardo Da Vinci
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As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself. Leonardo Da Vinci
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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
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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
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I have wasted my hours. Leonardo Da Vinci
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