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The Wisdom of Leonardo da Vinci

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More than a great painter, sculptor, and engineer, Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the most profound and inquisitive thinkers of his-or any other-age. The Wisdom of Leonardo da Vinci unveils the master's deepest thoughts and musings on a wide variety of topics, from art to anatomy, from science to the soul.

Culled from dozens of Leonardo's coded diaries and unpublished manuscr
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Hardcover, 87 pages
Published January 20th 2004 by Barnes & Noble (first published 2004)
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Impatiences is the mother of stupidity.

And so, speculators, mistrust authors who have tried to make themselves interpreters between nature and men by using nothing more than imagination. Trust only those who have exercised their mind not on the proofs of nature but on the results of their own experiments.
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Translated from a book copyright 1959
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It was on April 15, 1452, that Leonardo was born in the town of Vinci, Republic of Florence, in what is now in Italy, the illegitimate son of a notary and a barmaid. It is from his birthplace that he is known as Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo seemed to master every subject to which he turned his attention: he was a painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer, wrote poetry and stories: the p ...more
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