Leonardo da Vinci (inventor)

#39189 Leonardo da Vinci

Do not reveal, if liberty is precious to you; my face is the prison of love. .

Leonardo da Vinci - Do not reveal, if liberty is precious to you; my face is the prison of love. views: 181 Leonardo da Vinci love quotes
#39197 Leonardo da Vinci

Intellectual passion drives out sensuality. .

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#39067 Leonardo da Vinci

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than with the imagination being awake? .

Leonardo da Vinci - Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than with the imagination being awake? views: 27 Leonardo da Vinci dreams quotes
#38957 Leonardo da Vinci

The smallest natural point is larger than all mathematical points, and this is proved because the natural point has continuity, and any thing that is continuous is infinitely divisible; but the mathematical point is indivisible because it has no size. .

Leonardo da Vinci - The smallest natural point is larger than all mathematical points, and this is proved because the natural point has continuity, and any thing that is continuous is infinitely divisible; but the mathematical point is indivisible because it has no size. views: 17 Leonardo da Vinci math quotes
#39019 Leonardo da Vinci

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to adoes not change his . .

Leonardo da Vinci - Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to adoes not change his . views: 15 Leonardo da Vinci change quotes
#38954 Leonardo da Vinci

The Pyramid is the name I apply to the lines which, starting from the surface and edges of each object, converge from a distance and meet in a single point. .

Leonardo da Vinci - The Pyramid is the name I apply to the lines which, starting from the surface and edges of each object, converge from a distance and meet in a single point. views: 14 Leonardo da Vinci art quotes
#39196 Leonardo da Vinci

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

Leonardo da Vinci - While I thought I have been learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. views: 14 Leonardo da Vinci learning quotes
#39133 Leonardo da Vinci

The city will gain beauty worthy of its name and to you it will be useful by its revenues, and the eternal fame of its aggrandizement. .

Leonardo da Vinci - The city will gain beauty worthy of its name and to you it will be useful by its revenues, and the eternal fame of its aggrandizement. views: 13 Leonardo da Vinci beauty quotes
#38976 Leonardo da Vinci

Thecreated and destroyed me. .

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#38999 Leonardo da Vinci

The variety of colour in objects cannot be discerned at a great distance, excepting in those parts which are directly lighted up by the solar rays. .

Leonardo da Vinci - The variety of colour in objects cannot be discerned at a great distance, excepting in those parts which are directly lighted up by the solar rays. views: 12 Leonardo da Vinci art quotes
#39141 Leonardo da Vinci

Every quantity is intellectually conceivable as infinitely divisible. .

Leonardo da Vinci - Every quantity is intellectually conceivable as infinitely divisible. views: 11 Leonardo da Vinci intellect quotes
#39158 Leonardo da Vinci

Oh! how foul a thing, that we should see the tongue of one animal in the guts of another. .

Leonardo da Vinci - Oh! how foul a thing, that we should see the tongue of one animal in the guts of another. views: 11 Leonardo da Vinci
#39107 Leonardo da Vinci

That man is of supreme folly who always wants for fear of wanting; and his life flies away while he is still hoping to enjoy the good things which he has with extreme labour acquired. .

Leonardo da Vinci - That man is of supreme folly who always wants for fear of wanting; and his life flies away while he is still hoping to enjoy the good things which he has with extreme labour acquired. views: 10 Leonardo da Vinci life quotes
#38991 Leonardo da Vinci

I ask how far away the eye can discern a non-luminous body, as, for instance, a mountain. It will be very plainly visible if the sun is behind it; and could be seen at a greater or less distance according to the sun's place in the sky. .

Leonardo da Vinci - I ask how far away the eye can discern a non-luminous body, as, for instance, a mountain. It will be very plainly visible if the sun is behind it; and could be seen at a greater or less distance according to the sun's place in the sky. views: 9 Leonardo da Vinci body quotes
#39001 Leonardo da Vinci

The atmosphere is blue by reason of the darkness above it because black and white make blue. .

Leonardo da Vinci - The atmosphere is blue by reason of the darkness above it because black and white make blue. views: 9 Leonardo da Vinci darkness quotes
#39231 Leonardo da Vinci

Surely when a man is painting a picture he ought not refuse to hear any man's opinion... Since men are able to form a true judgement as to the works of nature, how much more does it behoove us to admit that they are able to judge our faults. Therefore you should be desirous of hearing patiently the opinions of others, and consider and reflect carefully whether or no he who censures you has reason for his censure; and correct your work if you find that he is right, but if not, then let it seem that you have not understood him, or, in case he is a man whom you esteem, show him by argument why it is that he is mistaken. .

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#38951 Leonardo da Vinci

The eye — which sees all objects reversed — retains the images for some time. This conclusion is proved by the results; because, the eye having gazed at light retains some impression of it. After looking (at it) there remain in the eye images of intense brightness, that make any less brilliant spot seem dark until the eye has lost the last trace of the impression of the stronger light. .

Leonardo da Vinci - The eye — which sees all objects reversed — retains the images for some time. This conclusion is proved by the results; because, the eye having gazed at light retains some impression of it. After looking (at it) there remain in the eye images of intense brightness, that make any less brilliant spot seem dark until the eye has lost the last trace of the impression of the stronger light. views: 8 Leonardo da Vinci time quotes
#38995 Leonardo da Vinci

A luminous body when obscured by a dense atmosphere will appear smaller; as may be seen by the moon or sun veiled by fogs. .

Leonardo da Vinci - A luminous body when obscured by a dense atmosphere will appear smaller; as may be seen by the moon or sun veiled by fogs. views: 8 Leonardo da Vinci body quotes
#39023 Leonardo da Vinci

Fire destroys all sophistry, that is deceit; and maintains truth alone, that is gold. .

Leonardo da Vinci - Fire destroys all sophistry, that is deceit; and maintains truth alone, that is gold. views: 8 Leonardo da Vinci truth quotes
#39024 Leonardo da Vinci

at last cannot be hidden. Dissimulation is of no avail. Dissimulation is to nobefore so great a . Falsehood puts on a .is hidden under the . .

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