Leonardo da Vinci
self portrait; 1515

self portrait; 1515

Leonardo da Vinci, Drapery for a seated figure, Musée du Louvre, Paris, inv. no. 2255Brush and gray tempera, highlighted with white, on gray prepared linen

Leonardo da Vinci, Drapery for a seated figure, Musée du Louvre, Paris, inv. no. 2255
Brush and gray tempera, highlighted with white, on gray prepared linen

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.
Leonardo da Vinci
There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.
Leonardo da Vinci
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Leonardo da Vinci
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci
Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation… even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
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
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
Leonardo da Vinci
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci