Leonardo da Vinci is probably one of the most influential people in the history of humankind. He left his art and his thoughts as his incredible legacy, and people quote da Vinci to this day. He was so far ahead of his time in every way. Here are ten quotes from da Vinci that show his incredible mind, spirit, and progressive thinking.
“Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight which are: Darkness and Light, Solidity and Color, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.”
“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.”
(Once Da Vinci started to really learn, he soared.)
“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.”
Da Vinci was so passionate and feeling.
“Learning never exhausts the mind.”
Da Vinci has such a thirst for knowledge.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Think of The Mona Lisa, how seemingly simple, but so complex she is- this embodies da Vinci’s work.
“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.”
A life’s lesson we all still strive for!
“Water is the driving force of all nature.”
“You can have no dominion great or less than that over yourself.”
Another thing we all strive toward.
“Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?”
“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.”
Da Vinci realized that people were in need of open minds to grow- incredible!
The quotes above all show what an intelligent, progressive thinker da Vinci was. His works will live on forever through his art and his writings. We are so fortunate to have had him lead by example in history.