Leonardo da Vinci(April 15, 1452 – May 21519) was a scientist, artist, and inventor. His famous works in art include the Mona Lisa, the Vitruvian Man, and the Last Supper.
Here are the top ten quotes from Leonardo da Vinci:
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.
Who sows virtue reaps honor.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Our life is made by the death of others.
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.
All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
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.
Thank you Leonardo da Vinci!
- He was known to be a genius, with an estimated IQ of 220.
- He did not receive a formal education.
- He is also famous for his inventions including the flying machine, the parachute, scuba gear, and the armored car.
- Bill Gates bought his 72-page notebook for over $30 million.
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