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Leonardo da Vinci

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Biography - Leonardo da Vinci:

Italian Renaissance polymath.
Born: 1452 - Died: 1519
Period:
16th century
15th century
Place of birth: Italy
Italy

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Und die ganze Zeit, da ich dachte, ich lernte zu leben, da lernte ich zu sterben.

French
Alors que je croyais apprendre à vivre, j'apprenais à mourir.




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The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.

Philosophize is to learn how to die.




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Quotes for: to learn


Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.
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I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
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He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”
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What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
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Learning to love is why we are here.
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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
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Quotes for: to live


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Quotes for: to live


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.
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My trade and art is to live.
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You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.
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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
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To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.
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Quotes for: to die


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Quotes for: to die


We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.
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I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.
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To achieve great things, we must live as though we were never going to die.
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The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.
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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
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He who would make serious use of his life must always act as though he had a long time to live and must schedule his time as though he were about to die.
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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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He who thinks little, errs much.
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Reprove your friend in secret and praise him openly.
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All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
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As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
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He who walks straight rarely falls.
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