Here is the collection of famous Leonardo Da Vinci quotes for inspiration and motivation.
Leonardo Da Vinci was born on 15th April, 1452 in Florence, Italy whose interests included painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, literature, anatomy, astronomy, writing, history, and cartography. He has been 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.


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

“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“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.”
Leonardo da Vinci

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

“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

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“I love those who can smile in trouble…”
Leonardo da Vinci

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

“I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”
Leonardo da Vinci

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

“Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first understood.”
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“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
Leonardo da Vinci

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

“If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight.”
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“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

“Learning never exhausts the mind.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“The knowledge of all things is possible.”
Leonardo da Vinci

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

“There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.”
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“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
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“Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses- especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“The deeper the feeling, the greater the pain.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“One has no right to love or hate anything if one has not acquired a thorough knowledge of its nature. Great love springs from great knowledge of the beloved object, and if you know it but little you will be able to love it only a little or not at all.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“I thought I was learning to live; I was only learning to die.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“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.”
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“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.”
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“The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.”
Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

“Realize that everything connects to everything else.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Time stays long enough for those who use it.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“An average human looks without seeing, listens without hearing, touches without feeling, eats without tasting, moves without physical awareness, inhales without awareness of odour or fragrance, and talks without thinking.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.”
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“Water is the driving force in nature.”
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“All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“God sells us all things at the price of labor.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo’s Notebooks

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

“A poet knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Our life is made by the death of others.”
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“He who thinks little errs much…”
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“Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!”
Leonardo da Vinci

“My body will not be a tomb for other creatures.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“I awoke only to find that the rest of the world was still asleep.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo’s Notebooks

“He who does not oppose evil……commands it to be done.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“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.”
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“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.”
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“Art is the queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Why does the eye see more clearly when asleep than the imagination when awake?”
Leonardo da Vinci

“He who wishes to be rich within a day, will be hanged within a year.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“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

“The painter will produce pictures of little merit if he takes the works of others as his standard.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Truth at last cannot be hidden. Dissimulation is of no avail. Dissimulation is to no purpose before so great a judge. Falsehood puts on a mask. Nothing is hidden under the sun.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.”
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“Wisdom is the daughter of experience”
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“Many have made a trade of delusions and false miracles, deceiving the stupid multitudes.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“The mind that engages in subjects of too great variety becomes confused and weakened.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“While human ingenuity may devise various inventions to the same ends, it will never devise anything more beautiful, nor more simple, nor more to the purpose than nature does, because in her inventions nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“The worst evil which can befall the artist is that his work should appear good in his own eyes.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Having wandered some distance among gloomy rocks, I came to the entrance of a great cavern … Two contrary emotions arose in me: fear and desire–fear of the threatening dark cavern, desire to see whether there were any marvelous things in it.”
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“He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.”
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“If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings.”
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“Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“He is a poor pupil who does not go beyond his master.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“A well-spent day brings happy sleep.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Man has much power of discourse which for the most part is vain and false; animals have but little, but it is useful and true, and a small truth is better than a great lie.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo’s Notebooks

“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. So we must stretch ourselves to the very limits of human possibility. Anything less is a sin against both God and man.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“We must doubt the certainty of everything which passes through the senses, but how much more ought we to doubt things contrary to the senses, such as the existence of God and the soul.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Those who, in debate, appeal to their qualifications, argue from memory, not from understanding.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“He who can copy can do.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Experience does not err; only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.”
Leonardo da Vinci

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“The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams, than the imagination awake.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“What is fair in men, passes away, but not so in art.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Just as a well-filled day brings blessed sleep, so a well-employed life brings a blessed death.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“It is an acknowledged fact that we perceive errors in the work of others more readily than in our own.”
Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

“To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“The human bird shall take his first flight,filling the words with amazement,all writings with his fame,and bringing eternal glory to those whose nest whence he sprang.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“The supreme misfortune is when theory outstrips performance.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“A wave is never found alone, but is mingled with the other waves.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“The organ of perception acts more readily than judgment.”
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“Men fight wars and destroy everything around them. The earth should open and swallow them up. He who does not value life does not deserve it. Never destroy another life through rage, or through malice.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo’s Notebooks

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“If there’s no love, what then?”
Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci

“The water you touch in a river is the last of that which has passed, and the first of that which is coming. Thus it is with time present. Life, if well spent, is long.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo’s Notebooks

“To become an artist you have to be curious.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“In time and with water, everything changes.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“The men of experiment are like the ant; they only collect and use. But the bee gathers its materials from the flowers of the garden and of the field, but transforms and digests it by a power of its own.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo’s Notebooks

“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.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“If the painter wishes to see beauties that charm him, it lies in his power to create them, and if he wishes to see monstrosities that are frightful, ridiculous, or truly pitiable, he is lord and God thereof.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo’s Notebooks

“All our knowledge hast its origins in our perceptions … In nature there is no effect without a cause … Experience never errs; it is only your judgments that err by promising themselves effects such as are not caused by your experiments … Science is the observation of things possible, whether present or past; prescience is the knowledge of things which may come to pass.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“I abhor the supreme folly of those who blame the disciples of nature in defiance of those masters who were themselves her pupils.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Thoughts on Art and Life

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“When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.”
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“Like a kingdom divided, which rushes to its doom, the mind that engages in subjects of too great variety becomes confused and weakened.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo’s Notebooks

“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.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Lies don’t solve problems it just make it worst …so liars beware.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Fix your course to a star and you can navigate through any storm.”
Leonardo da Vinci

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

“The eye which turns from a white object in the light of the sun and goes into a less fully lighted place will see everything as dark.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“It is as great an error to speak well of a worthless man as to speak ill of a good man.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo’s Notebooks

“For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo’s Notebooks

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

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“How may paintings have preserved the image of a divine beauty which in its natural manifestation has been rapidly overtaken by time or death. Thus, the work of the painter is nobler than that of nature, its mistress.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“The painter who draws merely by practice and by eye, without any reason, is like a mirror which copies every thing placed in front of it without being conscious of their existence.”
Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci Complete

“Although a man be not a painter, he may have just opinions of the forms of men.”
Leonardo da Vinci, A Treatise on Painting

“Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.”
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“Art is never completed, only abandoned.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“My body is not a tomb for other creatures.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness and Light, Solidity and Color, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“The draperies that clothe figures must show that they are inhabited by these figures, enveloping them neatly to show the posture and motion of such figures, and avoiding the confusion of many folds, especially over the prominent parts, so that these may be evident.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Sooner will there exist a body without a shadow than virtue unaccompanied by envy.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Thoughts on Art and Life

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“Not to punish evil is equivalent to authorizing it.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you have been, and there you long to return.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“To Nature, since it is only by chance that they wear the human.”
Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci Complete

“No counsel is more trustworthy than that which is given upon ships that are in peril.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo’s Notebooks

“People of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and made things happen.”
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“Instrumental or mechanical science is the noblest and, above all others, the most useful.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“When the fig-tree stood without fruit no one looked at it. Wishing by producing this fruit be praised by men, it was bent and broken by them.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo’s Notebooks

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“The painter will produce pictures of little merit if he takes the works of others as his standard: but if he will apply himself to learn from the objects of nature he will produce good results. This we see was the case with the painters who came after the time of the Romans, for they continually imitated each other, and from age to age their art steadily declined.”
Leonardo da Vinci

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

“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.”
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“Most people, if you give them a book, they sniff around on it awhile, then try to eat it.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Just as food eaten without appetite is a tedious nourishment, so does study without zeal damage the memory by not assimilating what it absorbs.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Thoughts on Art and Life

“That which can be lost cannot be deemed riches. Virtue is our true wealth and the true reward of its possessor; it cannot be lost, it never deserts us until life leaves us. Hold property and external riches with fear; they often leave their possessor scorned and mocked at for having lost them.”
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“Love is something so ugly that the human race would die out if lovers could see what they were doing.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“So vile a thing is a lie that even if it spoke fairly of God it would take away somewhat from His divinity; and so excellent a thing is truth that if it praises the humblest things they are exalted.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Thoughts on Art and Life

“You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Thoughts on Art and Life

“He who does not value life does not deserve it.”
Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

“Painting is mute poetry, and poetry is blind painting.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Thoughts on Art and Life

“Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen.”
Leonardo da Vinci

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“As iron rusts when not used, and water gets foul from standing or turns to ice when exposed to cold, so the intellect degenerates without exercise.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears and never regrets.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“There will come a time when men look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Thoughts on Art and Life

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Fine gold is recognized when it is tested.”
Leonardo da Vinci

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“I expose to men the origin of their first, and perhaps second, reason for existing.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“I know that there are numberless people who would, to satisfy a whim, destroy God and all the universe.”
Leonardo da Vinci, The Radix

“He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.”
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“Nothing should be so greatly feared as empty fame.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Thoughts on Art and Life

“Reprove your friend in secret and praise him in public.”
Leonardo da Vinci, Thoughts on Art and Life

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