Respect People, Inspect Ideas.
If you want to be a leader, you've got to be a reader.
One of the greatest failures of every generation is that it refuses to read the minutes of the last meeting.
Who would seriously want to listen to anything emanating from a quasi-chimpanzee's irrational bundle of mental accidents and energies?
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
The greater the man's soul, the deeper he loves.
The vivacity and brightness of colors in a landscape will never bear any comparison with a landscape in nature when it is illumined by the sun, unless the painting is placed in such a position that it will receive the same light from the sun as does the landscape.
simplicity is the best sophistication
The mind that engages in subjects of too great variety becomes confused and weakened.
It reflects no great honour on a painter to be able to execute one thing well.
I roamed the countryside searching for answers to things I did not understand. Why shells existed on the tops of mountains. How the various circles of water form around the spot which has been struck by a stone, and why a bird sustains itself in the air.
When you are alone you are all your own.
I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have. Leonardo da V
He who does not understand the supreme certainty of mathematics is wallowing in confusion.
The body of the earth is of the nature of a fish... because it draws water as its breath instead of air.
life without love, is no life at all
Many have made a trade of delusions and false miracles, deceiving the stupid multitudes.
Oh! Speculators on things, boast not of knowing the things that nature ordinarily brings about; but rejoice if you know the end of those things which you yourself device.
Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it. Leonardo da V
Mechanics is the paradise of the mathematical sciences because by means of it one comes to the fruits of mathematics.
The lie is so vile, that even if it were in speaking well of godly things, it would take off something from God's grace; and Truth is so excellent, that if it praises but small things they become noble.
The painter or draftsman ought to be solitary, in order that the well-being of the body not sap the vigour of the mind.
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.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.