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Leonardo da Vinci



    Life well spent is long.

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    Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

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    The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

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

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    The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

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    I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.

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    Our life is made by the death of others.

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    Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.

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    Nothing can be love or hated unless it is first known.

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    A good painter is to paint two main things, men and the working of man's mind.

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

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

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    The men of experiment are like the ant; they only collect and use. But the bee . . . gathers its materials from the flowers of the garden and of the field, but transforms and digests it by a power of its own.

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    The art of procreation and the members employed therein are so repulsive, that if it were not for the beauty of the faces and the adornments of the actors and the pent-up impulse, nature would lose the human species.

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