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35 Inspirational Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

Last Updated May 2023

35 Inspirational Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of paleontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter, and tank, he epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. May his quotes inspire you to live a life of simplicity so that you may live your dreams.

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

2. “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” Leonardo da Vinci

3. “All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” Leonardo da Vinci

4. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” Leonardo da Vinci

5. “Who sows virtue reaps honor.” Leonardo da Vinci

6. “Once you 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

7. “Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?” Leonardo da Vinci

8. “Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.” Leonardo da Vinci

9. “Life without love, is no life at all.” Leonardo da Vinci

10. “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” Leonardo da Vinci

11. “Wisdom is the daughter of experience.” Leonardo da Vinci

12. “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.” Leonardo da Vinci

13. “Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind; large ones weaken it.” Leonardo da Vinci

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

15. “One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” Leonardo da Vinci

16. “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Leonardo da Vinci

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

18. “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” Leonardo da Vinci

19. “The acquisition of knowledge is always of use to the intellect because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good. For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.” Leonardo da Vinci

20. “Experience is a truer guide than the words of others.” Leonardo da Vinci

21. “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” Leonardo da Vinci

22. “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

23. “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” Leonardo da Vinci

24. “Water is the driving force of all nature.” Leonardo da Vinci

25. “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

26. “Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.” Leonardo da Vinci

27. “The painter has the universe in his mind and hands.” Leonardo da Vinci

28. “Life well spent is long.” Leonardo da Vinci

29. “Blinding ignorance does mislead us. Open your eyes.” Leonardo da Vinci

30. “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

31. “I awoke, only to find that the rest of the world is still asleep.” Leonardo da Vinci

32. “Nature never breaks her own laws.” Leonardo da Vinci

33. “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

34. “Poor is the pupil that does not surpass his master.” Leonardo da Vinci

35. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci

My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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George Moran
George Moran
4 years ago

Thank you for this collection of his quotes

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