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Who sows virtue reaps honor.
Leonardo da Vinci

Truth at last cannot be hidden. Dissimulation is of no avail. Dissimulation is to no purpose
before so great a judge. Falsehood puts on a mask. Nothing is hidden under the sun.
Leonardo da Vinci

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
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A poet knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when
there is nothing left to take away.
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People react to fear, not love - they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true.
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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.
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One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
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He who thinks little, errs much.
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Our life is made by the death of others.
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Water is the driving force in nature.
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He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and
compass and never knows where he may cast.
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It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
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Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do
the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate
the reason.
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Let no man who is not a mathematician read the elements of my work.
Leonardo da Vinci

God sells us all things at the price of labor.
Leonardo da Vinci

There are three classes of people: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those
who do not see.
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No human research can be called true science unless it can be mathematically proved.
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Life without love is no life at all.
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The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the
tongue.
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Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are the most active.
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To lie is so vile, that even if it were in speaking well of godly things it would take off
something from God's grace; and Truth is so excellent, that if it praises but small things they
become noble.
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The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Leonardo da Vinci

The knowledge of past times and of the places on the earth is both an ornament and
nutriment to the human mind.
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The acquisition of any knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive
out useless things and retain the good. For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.
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In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which
comes: so with present time.
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Men out of fear will cling to the thing they most fear.
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In order to prove whether the spirit can speak or not, it is necessary in the first place to
define what a voice is and how it is generated.
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All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.
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There shall be wings! If the accomplishment be not for me, 'tis for some other.
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He who wishes to be rich within a day, will be hanged within a year.
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The sun gives spirit and life to plants and the earth nourishes them with moisture.
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Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
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Necessity is the mistress and guardian of nature.
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Darkness is absence of light. Shadow is diminution of light.
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