How to create like Leonardo

It was only a few days back that Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi sold for $450 million. Leonardo’s legacy will always be valued at millions but his principles and his work ethic is available to us all. Walter Isaacson’s biography has once again put the life of this great man in the lime light. Da Vinci’s creations have stood the test of time. Here are his words of wisdom that helped him create his masterpieces.


“There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.”


“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.”


“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.”


“Wisdom is the daughter of experience.”


“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.”


“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”


“Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.”


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


“Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity.”


“Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.”


“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”


“Learning never exhausts the mind.”


“Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.”


“Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.”


“Nature never breaks her own laws.”


“The truth of things is the chief nutrient of superior intellects.”


“It is easier to contend with evil at the first than at the last.”


“Great love springs from great knowledge of the beloved object, and if you little know it, you will be able to love it only little or not at all.”


“He who does not punish evil commands that it be done.”


“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”



So which quote resonated with you the most? Let us know in the comments below. And are you satisfied with Leonardo DiCaprio playing Leonardo da Vinci in the up coming movie? Let us know in the comments below.

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