Leonardo da Vinci
Even the richest soil, if left
uncultivated will produce the
When once you have tasted flight,
you will forever walk the earth
with your eyes turned skyward, for
there you have been, and there you
will always long to return.
Truely man is the king of beasts,
for his brutality exceeds theirs.
We live by the death of others: we
are burial places! I have from an
early age abjured the use of meat,
and the time will come when men
such as I will look on the murder
of animals as they now look on the
murder of men.
I roamed the countryside searching
for answers to things I did not
Painting is poetry that is seen
rather than felt, and poetry is
painting that is felt rather than
While I thought that I was learning
how to live, I have been learning
how to die.
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.
As a well-spent day brings happy
sleep, so a life well used brings
Irons rusts from disuse, stagnant
water loses its purity and in cold
weather becomes frozen; even so
does inaction sap the vigor of the
People react to fear, not love -
they don't teach that in Sunday
School, but it's true.