10 Memorable Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

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  1. 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.
  2. Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
  3. The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things. –
  4. Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
  5. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
  6. The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
  7. 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.
  8. Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.  —
  9. I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.  —
  10. All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.

 

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