Leonardo da Vinci Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Leonardo da Vinci quotes and Leonardo da Vinci sayings, and Leonardo da Vinci proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself"

"I am still hopeful. A falcon, Time. But the coincidence is probably accidental."

"Water is the driving force of all nature."

"Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest."

"Iron rusts from disuse even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind."

"Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication."

"A well-spent day brings happy sleep."

"Tears come from the heart and not from the brain."

"Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind."

"Once you have 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."

"He who truly knows has no occasion to shout."

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

"Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen."

"Who sows virtue reaps honor."

"Common sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses."

"The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions."

"Lust is the cause of generation."

"When once you have 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."

"Water is the driver of Nature."

"He who does not punish evil commands it to be done."

"Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active."

"The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination awake."

"Just as courage imperils life; fear protects it."

"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."

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