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.
Leonardo da Vinci Quotes
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.
The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
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.
He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?
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.