Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci , more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of paleontology, ichthyology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank, he epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal.
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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.