Leonardo Da Vinci
Italian Renaissance polymath (1452-1519)
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who was active as a painter, draughtsman, engineer, scientist, theorist, sculptor, and architect. While his fame initially rested on his achievements as a painter, he also became known for his notebooks, in which he made drawings and notes on a variety of subjects, including anatomy, astronomy, botany, cartography, painting, and paleontology. Leonardo is widely regarded to have been a genius who epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal, and his collective works compose a contribution to later generations of artists matched only by that of his younger contemporary, Michelangelo.
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I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
No human investigation can be called real science if it cannot be demonstrated mathematically.
The faculty of imagination is both the rudder and the bridle of the senses.
Thou, O God, dost sell us all good things at the price of labor.
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.
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.
Whoever despises the high wisdom of mathematics nourishes himself on delusion and will never still the sophistic sciences whose only product is an eternal uproar.
Mechanics is the paradise of the mathematical sciences, because by means of it one comes to the fruits of mathematics.
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