Monday, December 13, 2010

Seven Steps To The Entrance

Learning never exhausts the mind.

Leonardo da Vinci
Seven Principles of 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.

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

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.

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.

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.

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.

Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.

(:Leonardo da Vinci)


(This is not a contest.)

At what event of the past do you wish you could be present? Why?

Only 9 responses so far. I await your answer.

Thank you.


Big Mark 243 said...

Great post!! I am going to share it!!

Jon said...

Smile when in trouble...gather strength from distress....grow brave by reflection....
Those are fantastic thoughts to remember!