65 Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes About Life, Art, & Science

Leonardo da Vinci is regarded as one of the greatest painters of the Renaissance Era known for his extraordinary contribution in the field of art, science, and innovation. Here are the best Leonardo Da Vinci quotes from the man whose legacy continues to brighten the paths of creativity and knowledge.

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who was a painter, inventor, architect, engineer, scientist, sculptor, draughtsman, theorist, geologist, and botanist.

A born genius, Leonardo’s thirst for knowledge and imaginative thinking made him an iconic figure of his generation.

His notebooks filled with sketches, paintings, and musings not only transformed the world of art but also had a great impact in the fields of anatomy, mathematics, and engineering.

His masterpiece, the Mona Lisa is often regarded as the world’s most famous painting. Some of his other famous works include Vitruvian Man which is looked on as a cultural icon and The Last Supper which is the most reproduced religious painting of all time.

He was respected for his technological ingenuity as he conceptualized flying machines, concentrated solar power, and the double hull.

Leonardo was not just an artist but a visionary and innovator whose creativity was a symbol of the limitless potential of the human mind.

These insightful and inspirational Leonardo da Vinci quotes about life, love, nature, art and science will change your perspective on life and will inspire you to follow your passions.

Top 10 Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes

  1. Learning never exhausts the mind.” — Leonardo da Vinci                   

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    Leonardo da Vinci Quotes
  2. “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  3. Wisdom is the daughter of experience.” — Leonardo da Vinci        

    Quotes By Leonardo da Vinci
    Quotes By Leonardo da Vinci
  4. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” — Leonardo da Vinci      

    Quotes From Leonardo da Vinci
    Quotes From Leonardo da Vinci
  5. “Every action needs to be prompted by a motive.” — Leonardo da Vinci  

    Leonardo da Vinci Famous Quotes
    Leonardo da Vinci Famous Quotes
  6. “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” — Leonardo da Vinci          

    Famous Quotes From Leonardo da Vinci
    Famous Quotes From Leonardo da Vinci
  7. “Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.” — Leonardo da Vinci      

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    Da Vinci Quotes
  8. “All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.” — Leonardo da Vinci              

    Leonardo da Vinci Quotes About Life
    Leonardo da Vinci Quotes About Life
  9. “Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first understood.” — Leonardo da Vinci        

    Inspirational Leonardo da Vinci Quotes
    Inspirational Leonardo da Vinci Quotes
  10. “Once you have tasted the taste of sky, you will forever look up.” — Leonardo da Vinci    

    Best Leonardo da Vinci Quotes
    Best Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

Quotes By Leonardo Da Vinci On Art

  1. “The knowledge of all things is possible.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  2. “Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  3. “Art lives from constraints and dies from freedom.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  4. “He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  5. “Learning is the only thing that never disappoints us.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  6. “A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  7. “The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  8. “As you cannot do what you want, want what you can do.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  9. “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  10. “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

Famous Quotes From Leonardo Da Vinci

  1. “I love those who can smile in trouble.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  2. “He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  3. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  4. “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  5. “Realize that everything connects to everything else.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  6. “Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  7. “A wave is never found alone, but is mingled with the other waves.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  8. “One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  9. “Be a mirror, absorb everything around you and still remain the same.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  10. “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  11. “I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  12. Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  13. “People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  14. “There is no object so large but that at a great distance from the eye it does not appear smaller than a smaller object near.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  15. “To discover the soul living in somebody’s body, we watch the surrounding of the body, and if it’s messy and disordered, so is the soul.” — Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes On Life

  1. “Life well spent is long.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  2. “He who thinks little errs much.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  3. “Our life is made by the death of others.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  4. “In time and with water, everything changes.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  5. “Not to appreciate life, all of life, is not to deserve it.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  6. “You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  7. Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  8. “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  9. “You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  10. “While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” — Leonardo da Vinci

Inspirational Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes

  1. “Life without love, is no life at all.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  2. “It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  3. “Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  4. “Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  5. “Just as a well-filled day brings blessed sleep, so a well-employed life brings a blessed death.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  6. “There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  7. “Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  8. “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
  9. “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.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  10. “Whatever you do in life, if you want to be creative and intelligent, and develop your brain, you must do everything with the awareness that everything, in some way, connects to everything else.” — Leonardo da Vinci

Best Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

  1. “We should not desire the impossible.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  2. “The deeper the feeling, the greater the pain.” —  Leonardo da Vinci
  3. “Experience is a truer guide than the words of others.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  4. “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  5. “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  6. “Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!” — Leonardo da Vinci
  7. “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
  8. “Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses- especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  9. “I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  10. “Music cannot be called otherwise than the sister of painting, for she is dependent upon hearing, a sense second to sight, and her harmony is composed of the union of its proportional parts sounded simultaneously, rising and falling in one or more harmonic rhythms.” — Leonardo da Vinci

More About Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was not just the greatest painter of the Renaissance Era but a man with many talents. Known as the Father of Palaeontology, Ichnology, and Architecture, Leonardo is revered as one of the most diversely talented individuals to have ever lived.

Some historians have gone beyond and quoted him a ‘superhuman’ because of the varied qualities he possessed over a wide range of subjects.

Although Leonardo was best known for his art, but his work as a scientist and an inventor made him a true genius, leaving behind a legacy spanning many followers.


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