Quotes by Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
– Leonardo da Vinci

Art is never finished, only abandoned.
– Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
– Leonardo da Vinci

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
– Leonardo da Vinci

Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
– Leonardo da Vinci

He who fears dangers will not perish by them.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

All our knowledge is the offspring of our perceptions.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

The worst evil which can befall the artist is that his work should appear good in his own eyes.
– Leonardo da Vinci

Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
– Leonardo da Vinci

Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.
– Leonardo da Vinci

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
– Leonardo da Vinci

The deeper the feeling, the greater the pain.
– Leonardo da Vinci

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
– Leonardo da Vinci

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