Realize that everything connects to everything else.
My body will not be a tomb for other creatures.
The knowledge of all things is possible.
Who sows virtue reaps honor.
All knowledge which ends in words will die as quickly as it came to life, with the exception of the written word: which is its mechanical part.
How many emperors and how many princes have lived and died and no record of them remains, and they only sought to gain dominions and riches in order that their fame might be ever-lasting.
The divisions of Perspective are 3, as used in drawing; of these, the first includes the diminution in size of opaque objects; the second treats of the diminution and loss of outline in such opaque objects; the third, of the diminution and loss of colour at long distances.
No counsel is more trustworthy than that which is given upon ships that are in peril.
Our life is made by the death of others.
How may paintings have preserved the image of a divine beauty which in its natural manifestation has been rapidly overtaken by time or death. Thus, the work of the painter is nobler than that of nature, its mistress.
Time abides long enough for those who make use of it.
Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.
Man and animals are in reality vehicles and conduits of food, tombs of animals, hostels of Death, coverings that consume, deriving life by the death of others.
Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.
He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
I have wasted my hours.
Having wandered some distance among gloomy rocks, I came to the entrance of a great cavern ... Two contrary emotions arose in me: fear and desire--fear of the threatening dark cavern, desire to see whether there were any marvelous things in it.
In time and with water, everything changes.
He is a poor pupil who does not go beyond his master.
For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.