FAMOUS QUOTE OF LEONARD DE VINCI

 

 

Discover the most famous quotes and proverbs of Leonard DE VINCI, famous painting "The Mona Lisa".


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While I thought I was learning to live, I was learning to die.

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The smallest of the felines is a work of art.

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Whoever thinks little, is very much mistaken.

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Experience shows that those who never trust anyone will never be disappointed.

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Do you want to stay healthy, follow this diet: don't eat without wanting to, and eat a little bit; chew well, and let what you welcome in you be well cooked and simple. Whoever takes medicine hurts himself. Avoid anger and avoid heavy air; stand up straight when you leave the table and do not give in to sleep at noon. Be sober for wine, take a small amount frequently but not outside meals, nor on an empty stomach; nor delay the visit to the toilet.

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If you take exercise, let it be moderate. Do not lie down on your stomach or with your head down and cover yourself well at night. Rest your head and hold your mind in joy; flee from lust and observe the diet.

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Who does not punish evil, commands that it be done.

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We must not call wealth the things we can lose.

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There is no thing that goes faster than years.

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Whoever harms others does not preserve himself.

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To know how to listen is to possess, in addition to one's own, the brains of others.

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This man excels in madness because he continually deprives himself in order to be free from want; and his life is passing, while he constantly waits for the moment to enjoy the wealth he has acquired through hard work.

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Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.

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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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What do men want most but do not know when they have it?

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The more you know, the more you love.

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The day will come when killing an animal will be condemned in the same way as killing a human being.

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Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.

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If the painter wants to see beauties capable of inspiring love, he has the ability to create them, and if he wants to see monstrous things that frighten, or buffoons to make people laugh, or even capable of inspiring pity, he is their master and god; and if he wants to create landscapes, deserts, places of fresh shade during the heat, he represents them; and even hot places in bad weather. If he wants valleys, if he wants high valleys

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Heart: wonderful instrument, invented by the Supreme Master. He dies himself and does not stop, except forever.

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"Man is truly the king of all animals, for his cruelty exceeds that of animals.

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We live off the death of others. We are walking graves

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The smallest of the felines is a work of art.

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The day will come when people like me will look at the killing of animals as they look at the killing of human beings today.

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Know when to move away because when you return to work, your judgment will be safer.

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Vitality and beauty are gifts of nature for those who follow its laws.

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No advice is more loyal than that given to the ship in peril.

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The day will come when people like me will look at the killing of animals as they look at the killing of human beings today.

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The painter is master of all kinds of people and all things.

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If the painter wants to see beauties capable of inspiring love, he has the ability to create them, and if he wants to see monstrous things that frighten, or buffoons to make people laugh, or even capable of inspiring pity, he is their master and god; and if he wants to create landscapes, deserts, places of fresh shade during the heat, he represents them; and even hot places in bad weather. If he wants valleys, if he wants high mountain peaks to discover large areas, and if he then wants to see the horizon of the sea, he has the power. And if from the bottom of the valleys he wants to see high mountains, or from the high mountains the low valleys or the coasts, what is in the universe by essence, presence or fiction, he has it, first in the mind, then in his hands. And these have such a virtue that they generate at a given moment a harmony of proportions embraced by the gaze as reality itself.

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Iron rusts, if it is not used, stagnant water loses its purity and freezes in the cold. Similarly, inaction undermines the vigour of the mind.

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While I thought I was learning to live, I was learning to die.

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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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You have put painting in the category of mechanical arts. In truth, if painters had the same means as you to celebrate their own works in writing, I doubt they would have been accused of such a vile epithet. If you call it mechanical because by manual work the hands represent what the imagination creates, your writings record, with the pen - by manual work - what comes from the mind. Do you call it mechanical because it is paid, so who makes this mistake - if it is one - more than you? When you talk in schools, don't you go to whoever pays you the best? Do you do any work without being paid?

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Nothing deceives us as much as our judgment.

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We must not call wealth the things we can lose.

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There is no past or future in art. Art that is not in the present will never be.

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He is a poor disciple who does not surpass his master.

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The greater the sensitivity, the greater the martyrdom.

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Man uses great reasoning, most of which is vain and false; animals reason less far, but their thoughts are useful and true; but a small certainty is better than a great lie.

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Not planning anything is already moaning.

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Small rooms or dwellings keep the mind on the right path, large ones cause it to deviate.

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Wild is the one who runs away.

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The memory of the benefits received is fragile, compared to ingratitude.

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Movement is the principle of all life.

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Iron rusts, if it is not used, stagnant water loses its purity and freezes in the cold. Similarly, inaction undermines the vigour of the mind.

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We must not call wealth the things we can lose.

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In nature, everything always has a reason. If you understand this reason, you no longer need the experience.

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As soon as Chance enters somewhere, the Envy immediately makes the siege and starts the fight.

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Iron rusts, if it is not used, stagnant water loses its purity and freezes in the cold. Similarly, inaction undermines the vigour of the mind.

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To know how to listen is to possess, in addition to one's own, the brains of others.

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Just as a busy day gives us a good night's sleep, a well-lived life leads us to a peaceful death.

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The sun never sees the shade.

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Leonardo da Vinci's maxims, fables and riddles

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Nothing deceives us as much as our judgment

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Whoever doesn't value my life, doesn't deserve it.

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The day will come when people like me will look at the killing of animals as they look at the killing of human beings today.

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Painting is a poetry that can be seen.

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Two weaknesses that support each other create a strength. That is why half the world, leaning against the other half, is strengthening.

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Any obstacle reinforces determination. Whoever has set a goal for himself does not change it.

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Experience shows that those who never trust anyone will never be disappointed.

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He cannot turn around whose eye stares at a star: never to serve satisfied.

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The bird, of less weight, spreads out more widely.

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Man and animals are only a passage and a food channel, a burial place for other animals, an inn for the dead, who sustain their lives through the death of others, a seed of corruption.

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Whoever thinks little, is very much mistaken.

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For those ambitious people who cannot be satisfied by the gift of life or the beauty of the world, it is imposed as punishment that they waste life and possess neither the advantages nor the beauty of the world.

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Make your painting always an opening to the world.

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He who claims authority does not use intelligence, but rather memory.

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Man has a great power of speech, most of it vain and false. Animals have few, but this little is useful and true and better a small and certain thing than a big lie.

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Water falls as rain and the earth absorbs it because it needs moisture; the sun evaporates it, not because it needs it, but because it is powerful.

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The human generation will reach a point where we will no longer understand each other, like a German with a Turk.

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Of all things, the contours of the bodies are the smallest.

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The truth of this proposal is that the contour of matter is a surface that is neither a part of the body it envelops, nor a part of the air that surrounds it, but the medium interposed between the atmosphere and this body, as it was demonstrated in its place.

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The lateral limits of these bodies are constituted by the surface line, a line of invisible thickness. So, oh painter, do not encircle your bodies at one stroke, especially things smaller than life, for not only can they not show their lateral contours, but at a distance, their very parts will be invisible.

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It is wrong for men to lament the passage of time, accusing it of being too fast, without realizing that its duration is sufficient; but the good memory that nature has given us, makes things that have long since passed seem present to us.

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Whoever does not value life, does not deserve it.

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Whoever blames painting blames nature.

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A well-used life is long

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Stupidity is the shield of shame, just as insolence is the shield of poverty.

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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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Rigour always overcomes the obstacle.

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Whoever harms others does not preserve himself.

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Nothing has no center, and its limits are nothing.

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While I thought I was learning to live, I was learning to die.

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Experience is never wrong, only our judgments wander, which promise themselves results unrelated to our personal experimentation.

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As long as you are young, acquire things that will then comfort you from the damage of your old age.

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Fear is born to life faster than anything else.

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Whoever thinks little is very much mistaken.

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Go take your lessons in the wild.

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Experience shows that those who never trust anyone will never be disappointed.

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The good painter must represent two things: the man and his state of mind.

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The good painter has two main things to represent, namely the man and what is happening in his mind. The first is easy, the second is difficult because it must be expressed through gestures and movements of the limbs. This is learned in the mutes who do it better than any other category of men.

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Any obstacle reinforces determination. Whoever has set a goal for himself does not change it.

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Necessity is the master and guardian of nature.

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I believe that happiness comes to men who are born where good wines are found.

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Whoever thinks little, often makes mistakes.

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My observations and research on Leonardo da Vinci, having given rise to this new edition of the Treaty of Painting, I took advantage of the direction entrusted to me to review all the figures with the greatest care, and correct the mistakes that were criticized in the old editions, and even according to new observations that escaped the criticism of time.

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As long as you are young, acquire things that will then comfort you from the damage of your old age.

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Patience plays exactly the same role against offenses as clothing against the cold.

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Rigour always overcomes the obstacle.

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We must not call wealth the things we can lose.

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It is wrong for men to complain about the passage of time, accusing it of being too fast, without seeing that it is flowing at the right speed.

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The sun never sees the shade.

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Two weaknesses that support each other create a strength. That is why half the world, leaning against the other half, is strengthening.

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The iron rusts because it is not used, the stagnant water loses its purity and freezes in the cold. Likewise, inaction undermines the vigour of the mind.

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He is a poor disciple who does not surpass his master.

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Try to keep yourself healthy; you will succeed all the better if you avoid doctors, because their drugs are the result of a kind of alchemy made up of as many books as there are remedies.

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Do you want to stay healthy, follow this diet: don't eat without wanting to.

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A full life gives a good night's sleep, a full life gives a quiet death.

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Man has a great power of speech, most of it vain and false. Animals have few, but this little is useful and true and better a small and certain thing than a big lie.

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The works in man's hand will be the cause of his death: swords and spears.

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You hurt if you praise what you don't understand well, and worse if you blame him.

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Flee the study that gives birth to a work destined to die at the same time as its worker.

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In sunlight, white has shadows tinged with blue. This is because white is not in itself a colour, but it receives any colour that arises; and here the rule that says: the surface of any body participates in the colour of the object that projects its shadow on it. It is therefore necessary that this part of the white surface participates in the color of the air that is the object.

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The painter who knows how to do only one thing, such as a nude, a head, draperies, animals, landscapes, or other similar details, does not deserve praise; because it does not take a genius to succeed, by focusing on a single subject and always working on it, to do it well.

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It is wrong for men to complain about the passage of time, accusing it of being too fast, without seeing that it is flowing at the right speed.

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Strength is made up of deflating muscles and shortening withdrawn muscles, as well as nerves that stretch as much as the feeling that passes through the empty strings allows.

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All knowledge begins with feelings.

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Among the five senses, sight, hearing and smell are less prohibited than touch and taste.

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Science is the captain, and practice is the soldiers.

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The memory of the benefits received is fragile, compared to ingratitude.

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There is no mastery both greater and more humble than that exercised over oneself.

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Wisdom is the daughter of experience.

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Whoever is not in doubt acquires little.

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To know how to listen is to possess, in addition to one's own, the brains of others.

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Iron rusts, if it is not used, stagnant water loses its purity and freezes in the cold. Similarly, inaction undermines the vigour of the mind.

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In 1796, by order of Bonaparte's manuscripts, Leonardo's manuscripts were sent to Paris. The Atlantic Codex went to the National Library, and the other twelve to the Institute. Venturi labelled them from A to M. When in 1815, the Austrian commissioner asked for Leonardo's manuscripts, the Codex was returned to him but the twelve volumes, which were at the Institute, were not found.

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Leonardo's manuscripts have their history. The first mention of it can be found in the pen of a secretary of the Cardinal of Aragon, who came to Cloux on October 18, 1516.

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This compilation is equivalent to an original work for time, eye and hand fatigue; and Leonard struggled as much and more to describe the sagoma than to draw an immortal sketch.

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Threats are only used as weapons by threatened people.

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Blame your friend in secret; praise him in front of others.

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We must not call wealth the things we can lose.

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Poetry is a painting that feels rather than sees itself.

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Whoever owns more property must be more afraid of losing it.

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Sobriety, healthy eating and good sleep keep you healthy.

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Take the friend back in secret, and praise him in public.

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The iron rusts because it is not used, the stagnant water loses its purity and freezes in the cold. Similarly, inaction undermines the vigour of the mind.

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Do not promise yourself or do anything that would cause you material suffering if you were deprived.

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You who want to know how the soul inhabits the body, just look at how the body uses its daily dwelling.

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The painter who has coarse hands will make them similar in his works, and the same thing will happen to him for any other member, if the long study does not prevent him. Look carefully, painter, at the part that you have the ugliest in your person, and by your study bring it good remedy. For if you are bestial, your figures will be the same, and without spirit; and similarly all that you have good or bad in you will appear in part in your figures.

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Perspective is nothing more than a demonstrative reason, which consists in considering how the objects placed in front of the eye send from them to the eye, by pyramidal lines, their own resemblance. By pyramids, we mean two lines, we mean the lines that start from the superficial ends of each body and go, through a distant contest, to a single point.

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Painting is based on perspective. Perspective is nothing other than knowing how to properly represent the office of the eye, that is, how the similarities of things come to the eye.

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For him, it can be said that he studied both art and science, and the teachings of his predecessors and nature in its phenomena and laws. Finally, he used, in his notes, in his treatises, the wonderful talent he had acquired at an early age to retrace, with a few strokes, the spirit, the principle of everything, as his friend Brother Lucas Paciolo used to say, with his "ineffable hand"; thus everywhere, with very few exceptions, the text of his manuscripts is accompanied by explanatory drawings.

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Leonard considered this habit of noting everything, of writing everything down, to be just as important for the artist as for the scientist, who can establish nothing certain except by comparing the results given by experiments that have been repeated several times; it is therefore on several occasions that he expressly recommends it to painters.

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This book seemed to me to be the cleanest to achieve my goal. Nevertheless, it is written without order and without method: it is a pile of excellent thoughts thrown away at various times, as they came to the author's imagination; there are also repetitions and often chapters that do not quite correspond to the titles that state them.