The Holy Spirit is no skeptic. He has written neither doubt nor mere opinion into our hearts, but rather solid assurances, which are more sure and solid than all experience and even life itself.
An angel is a spiritual being, created by god without a body, for the service of Christendom.
The discovery of a good wine is increasingly better for mankind than the discovery of a new star.
Look at light and admire its beauty. Close your eyes, and then look again: what you saw is no longer there; and what you will see later is not yet.
In time and with water, everything changes.
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
Who sows virtue reaps honor.
Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake? Leonardo da Vinc
Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind, large ones weaken it.
Such is the supreme folly of man that he labours so as to labour no more.
It is ordained that to the ambitious, who derive no satisfaction from the gifts of life and the beauty of the world, life shall be a cause of suffering, and they shall possess neither the profit nor the beauty of the world.
While you are alone you are entirely your own master and if you have one companion you are but half your own, and the less so in proportion to the indiscretion of his behavior.
Let the painter composing narrative pictures take pleasure in wealth and variety, and avoid repeating any part that occurs in it, so that the uniqueness and abundance attract people to it and delight the eye of the observer. I say that a narrative painting requires (depending on the scene), wherever
Art is never finished, only abandoned. Leonardo da Vinc
In whatever system where the weight attached to the wheel should be the cause of motion of the wheel, without any doubt the center of the gravity of the weight will stop beneath the center of its axle. No instrument devised by human ingenuity, which turns with its wheel, can remedy this effect. Oh,
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. Leonardo da V
The lover is moved by the beloved object as the senses are by sensual objects; and they unite and become one and the same thing. The work is the first thing born of this union; if the thing loved is base the lover becomes base.
O Time with your teethy years! You swallow up all things little by little in a slow-motion, wrinkling process of dying.
...The world wouldn't be the world, without trouble.
Lust is the cause of generation.
A man of supreme folly: his life flies away while he is merely hoping to enjoy it.