Knowledge, wisdom & inspiration from the Maestro himself.


~ The function of the muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.

~ The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. ~


~ The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things. ~


~ Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. ~


~ Obstacles cannot crush me, every obstacle yields to stern resolve. ~


~ Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it. ~


~ For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. ~


~ He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. ~


~ I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have. ~


~ Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes! ~


~ Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not his intelligence; he is just using his memory. ~


~ All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. ~

Self mastery 

~ You can have no dominion greater or less that that over yourself. ~


~ In rivers, the water that you touch us the last if what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. ~

To Live 

~ While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.  ~

~ Life well spent is long. ~


~ Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness. ~


~ The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. ~

~ There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see. ~


~ He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year. ~

References from

Leonardo Da Vinci – Famous Quotes from Renaissance Man Part 1

Leonardo Da Vinci – Interesting Facts about Mona Lisa

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