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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

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.




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I think my opinions are good and sound, but who does not think the same of his own?
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Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
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Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.
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Article X – No one may be disturbed for his opinions, even religious ones, provided that their manifestation does not trouble the public order established by the law.
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Article XI – The free communication of thoughts and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man: any citizen thus may speak, write, print freely, except to respond to the abuse of this liberty, in the cases determined by the law.
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So many men, so many opinions.
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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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