Quotes by Leonardo DaVinci

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The faculty of imagination is both the rudder and the bridle of the senses.
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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
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Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence he is just using his memory.
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It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
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When one buys some of my artwork I hope it is because they will wish to learn from it and not because they think it will match their drapes!
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It is hard to have patience with people who say 'There is no death' or 'Death doesn't matter.' There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.
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Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.
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The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
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Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgement will be surer since to remain constant at work will cause you to lose power of judgement. 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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Every obstacle is destroyed through rigor.
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