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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

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.




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Translation

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French
L'ingéniosité humaine ne concevra jamais nulle invention plus belle, ni plus simple, ni plus appropriée que ne le fait la Nature ; car, dans ses inventions, rien ne manque et rien n'est superflu.

German
Auch wenn der menschliche Geist die verschiedensten Erfindungen hervorbringt, so wird er doch nie eine Erfindung ersinnen, die schöner, einfacher oder kürzer wäre als die Natur, weil bei ihren Erfindungen nichts fehlt und nichts überflüssig ist.




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Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.




Quotes for: simplicity


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Quotes about simplicity:


Out of clutter find simplicity ; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.





The language of truth is simple.





Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.





Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.





Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.





Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.











Quotes for: nature


Quotes

Quotes about nature:


Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.





Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.





Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.





Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.











Quotes for: beauty


Quotes

Quotes about beauty:


Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.





Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.





What beauty is, I know not.





I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.





Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.





I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.











Quotes

Leonardo da Vinci also said...


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.





He who thinks little, errs much.





Reprove your friend in secret and praise him openly.





All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.





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





He who walks straight rarely falls.












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