Leonardo da Vinci: Experience and our judgments
Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Vinci, Italy, April 15, 1452 - Amboise, France, May 2, 1519, Old Style) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination".