Leonardo DaVinci

The Notebooks of Leonardo DaVinci

Yaroslava Kiryukhinahas quoted3 years ago
Those who are in love with practice without knowledge are like the sailor who gets into a ship without rudder or compass and who never can be certain whether he is going
logancchelsiehas quoted3 years ago
We know very well that errors are better recognised in the works of others than in our own; and that often, while reproving little faults in others, you may ignore great ones in yourself
sadovnikovavhas quoted3 years ago
The sorest misfortune is when your views are in advance of your work.
karlnastyahas quotedlast month
Let no man who is not a Mathematician read the elements of my work
d82749has quoted2 months ago
Now perhaps you will say that the lips of a man who speaks loudly do not move like those of one speaking softly, and that if they were to move them alike they would be alike understood
d82749has quoted2 months ago
It seems to me to be no small charm in a painter when he gives his figures a pleasing air, and this grace, if he have it not by nature, he may acquire by incidental study in this way: look about you and take the best parts of many beautiful faces, of which the beauty is confirmed rather by public fame than by your own judgement; for you might be mistaken and choose faces which have some resemblance to your own.
d82749has quoted2 months ago
Hence if you wish to make an animal, imagined by you, appear natural – let us say a Dragon – take for its head that of a mastiff or hound, with the eyes of a cat, the ears of a porcupine, the nose of a greyhound, the brow of a lion, the temples of an old cock, the neck of a water tortoise.
executiehas quoted2 months ago
to look at an object place
Julyhas quoted4 months ago
The painter who draws merely by practice and by eye, without any reason, is like a mirror which copies everything placed in front of it without being conscious of their existence.
Priyanka Gaikwadhas quoted4 months ago
an object can never be seen perfectly unless the space between it and the eye is equal, at least, to the length of the face.
dhanasrivasamsetti92136has quoted4 months ago
Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest
dhanasrivasamsetti92136has quoted4 months ago
and the diminution in their colour
dhanasrivasamsetti92136has quoted4 months ago
the diminution in their magnitude
dhanasrivasamsetti92136has quoted4 months ago
the diminution in the distinctness of the forms of the objects
Эдуард Джумагалиевhas quoted5 months ago
Of Bees: They live together in communities, they are destroyed that we may take the honey from them. Many and very great nations will be destroyed in their own dwellings
Эдуард Джумагалиевhas quoted5 months ago
O mathematicians, shed light on this error.
The spirit has no voice, because where there is a voice there is a body, and where there is a body space is occupied, and this prevents the eye from seeing what is placed behind that space; hence the surrounding air is filled by the body, that is by its image
Эдуард Джумагалиевhas quoted5 months ago
The lover is moved by the beloved object as the senses are by sensible 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
Эдуард Джумагалиевhas quoted5 months ago
He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year
Эдуард Джумагалиевhas quoted5 months ago
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss
Эдуард Джумагалиевhas quoted5 months ago
O Time! consumer of all things, and O envious age! by which all things are all devoured.
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