GIF(t) - Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

"It is impossible that the eye should project from itself, by visual rays, the visual virtue, since, as soon as it opens, that front portion [of the eye] which would give rise to this emanation would have to go forth to the object and this it could not do without time. And this being so, it could not travel so high as the sun in a month's time when the eye wanted to see it." - Leonardo da Vinci



"O mighty and once living instrument of formative nature. Incapable of availing thyself of thy vast strength thou hast to abandon a life of stillness and to obey the law which God and time gave to procreative nature.
Of the lightning in clouds" - Leonardo da Vinci


"Fear arises sooner than anything else.
Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it." - Leonardo da Vinci


"Nature is full of infinite causes that have never occurred in experience." -Leonardo da Vinci


"A luminous body when obscured by a dense atmosphere will appear smaller; as may be seen by the moon or sun veiled by fogs." - Leonardo da Vinci




“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.” - Leonardo da Vinci






"The eye — which sees all objects reversed — retains the images for some time. This conclusion is proved by the results; because, the eye having gazed at light retains some impression of it. After looking (at it) there remain in the eye images of intense brightness, that make any less brilliant spot seem dark until the eye has lost the last trace of the impression of the stronger light." - Leonardo da Vinci

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