20 Inspirational Quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci About Life and Art

Born in 1452 in Vinci, Leonardo Da Vinci was a famous Italian Renaissance artist and intellectual and is widely regarded as one of the greatest painters of all time. He was a sculptor, an architect, a poet, a composer, a scientist, a mathematician, an inventor, a genius, and arguably one of history’s most extraordinary figures. He produced some of Western art’s most important works. His most renowned masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, is often regarded as the most famous painting in the world. The Last Supper is the most widely reproduced religious picture in history, and his Vitruvian Man drawing is a cultural symbol. Leonardo’s singular popularity, which has mostly survived historical scrutiny and has remained substantially intact to the present day, is based on his insatiable thirst for knowledge, which governed all of his thought and behavior. Here is the collection of 20 Most Inspirational Quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci.

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1. Not even trying is easier than trying.

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end

2. Once you’re successful you will work hard to maintain your success.

Once you have tasted the taste of the sky, you will forever lookup.

3. Blessed death comes after a well-employed life.

Just as a well-filled day brings blessed sleep, so a well-employed life brings a blessed death.

4.  The three classes of people.

There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, and those who do not see.

5. Time has the power to change everything.

In time and with water, everything changes.

6. Inaction sap the vigors of the mind.

Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water lose its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so, does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.

7. Sky is loved by everyone

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.

8. Dreams are more clear than imagination.

Why does the eye see more clearly when asleep than the imagination when awake?

9. Connection of everything with everything else.

Realize that everything connects to everything else.

10. Obstacles make a person stronger

Obstacles cannot crush me, every obstacle yields to stern resolve.

11. Life is pretty simple

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it.

12. Relation of spirit and hand results to art

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.

13. Our own opinions are the greatest deception

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

14. Never ignore: Open your eyes.

Blinding ignorance does mislead us. Open your eyes.

15. Smiling in trouble reflects strength.

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. This 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.

16. Its heart: the reason for tears.

Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.

17. Learnings for living and death.

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.

18. The spoilt memory

Studying without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.

19. Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.

The acquisition of knowledge is always of use to the intellect because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good. Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.

20. Time’s running,  just use it.

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.

This was the collection of the most inspirational quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci about life and art. Hope they motivated and inspired you!

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