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A collection of quotes from one of history’s most well known polymath – Leonardo da Vinci

“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”

Leonardo da Vinci

Turtle’s thoughts:

Be careful in what you study for if the field does not interest you then the words are unlikely to be retained. We all remember that boring subject in high school that no matter how hard you tried, you could never just get it. If you are about to enrol in a new college class or take on a new field of study for the pursuit of wealth or drivers other than personal desire take a step back and first be sure that you are making the right decision.

“A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not”

Leonardo da Vinci

Turtle’s thoughts:

A message that can be perhaps taken a few different ways. We should focus on making a lasting, eternal presence on this earth for each of us will eventually depart whilst our impact may continue on. For example, many successful people go on to fund libraries or universities which are in turn named after them so that. Perhaps the other message we can take from this is that our minds are the true works of art and that the characterises of our live’s partners should be taken first into account rather than just based on appearances alone.

Synopsis

Leonardo da Vinci – born Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath born in the 15th century in Florence, Italy. His interests included Art (Sculpting, painting and drawing) science, architecture, anatomy, engineering, science, music, literature, geology and palaeontology. His famous works include ‘The Last Supper’, ‘Mona Lisa’ ‘Virgin of the rocks’ and ‘The Vitruvian Man’.

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12 thoughts on “A collection of quotes from one of history’s most well known polymath – Leonardo da Vinci

  1. These quotes certainly are thought provoking. The first is right on time in spite of being written so long ago. The second one, I understand. The third, about a good death, is something I haven’t thought of much, but it is encouraging.

      1. My pleasure. Life is too short. We are accustomed to letting people know when we don’t like something, how much nicer to be told when we do something well? 😉

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