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Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci

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".

Wednesday Jan 1, 2020

Leonardo da Vinci: Shouting and Knowledge

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.

Wednesday Oct 28, 2015

Leonardo da Vinci about Art

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

Monday Sep 28, 2015

Leonardo da Vinci: Study with desire!

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

Thursday Sep 17, 2015

Leonardo da Vinci: What do you want?

As you cannot do what you want, Want what you can do.

Tuesday Jun 17, 2014

Leonardo da Vinci: Learning

Learning never exhausts the mind.

Wednesday Jun 4, 2014

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.

Tuesday May 27, 2014

Leonardo da Vinci: The urgency of doing

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.  Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Thursday May 15, 2014

Leonardo da Vinci: Sowing and Reaping

Who sows virtue reaps honor.

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014

Leonardo da Vinci: Do something else

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. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.

Friday Nov 15, 2013

Leonardo da Vinci: A well spent day

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.