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As every divided kingdom falls,
by Leonardo da Vinci

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes
in the hope of pulling out an eel.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The function of muscle is to pull and not to push,
except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci


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The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff.
Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci


 

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci

For once you have tasted flight
you will walk the earth
with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been
and there you will long to return.
- Leonardo da Vinci

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The smallest feline is a masterpiece.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Learning never exhausts the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

You can have no dominion greater or
less than that over yourself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Water is the driving force of all nature.
- 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

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Experience does not err.
Only your judgments err by expecting from her
what is not in her power.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

You do ill if you praise, but worse
if you censure, what you do not understand.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Beyond a doubt, truth bears the same relation
to falsehood as light to darkness.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

He who is fixed to a star
does not change his mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

He who loves practice without theory
is like the sailor who boards ship
without a rudder and compass
and never knows where he may cast.
- Leonardo da Vinci

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams
than the imagination when awake?
- Leonardo da Vinci

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Common Sense is that which judges
the things given to it by other senses.
- Leonardo da Vinci

While I thought that I was learning how to live,
I have been learning how to die.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Blinding ignorance does mislead us.
Oh Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
- Leonardo da Vinci

Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Art is never finished, only abandoned.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The poet ranks far below the painter
in the representation of visible things,
and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Our life is made by the death of others.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The truth of things is the chief nutriment
of superior intellects.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Life well spent is long.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Where the spirit does not work with the hand,
there is no art.
- Leonardo da Vinci

He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience
it is necessary for us to do the opposite,
that is to commence with experience
and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.
- Leonardo da Vinci

CALM IN CHAOS
In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I claim that human mind or human society
is not divided into watertight compartments
called social, political and religious.
All act and react upon one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
- Abraham Lincoln

All Knowledge is Divided into Three Domains:
"What We Know",
"What We Know That We Don't Know", and
"What We Don't Know That We Don't Know."
- Werner Erhard

I have a very pessimistic view of life.
You should know this about me if we're gonna go out.
You know, I - I feel that life is -
is divided up into the horrible and the miserable.
Those are the two categories, you know.
The - the horrible would be like, um,
I don't know, terminal cases, you know,
and blind people, crippled. I don't know how they get through life.
It's amazing to me. You know, and the miserable is everyone else.
That's - that's - so - so - when you go through life -
you should be thankful that you're miserable
because you're very lucky to be miserable.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

Open the gates and roll out the red carpet,
for I am entering the kingdom of peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love,
of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God -
the rest will be given.
- Mother Teresa

It is a truth universally acknowledged that
when one part of your life starts going okay,
another falls spectacularly to pieces.
- the movie Bridget Jones Diary

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Reading, after a certain age,
diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

One cannot have everything the way he would like it.
A man has no business to be depressed by a disappointment,
anyway; he ought to make up his mind to get even.
- Mark Twain

I got a good mind to join a club
and beat you over the head with it.
- the Groucho Marx movie Duck Soup

Just once in a while, let us exalt
the importance of ideas and information.
- Edward R. Murrow

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
- Winston Churchill

Now, if you don't mind, I'd appreciate it if you could lower your wand.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The believing mind is eternally impervious to evidence.
- H. L. Mencken

The natural cause of the human mind
is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
- Thomas Jefferson


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