Leonardo da Vinci · Stupidity Quotes 2

Oh! human stupidity, do you not perceive that, though you have been with yourself all your life, you are not yet aware of the thing you possess most of, that is of your folly? and then, with the crowd of sophists, you deceive yourselves and others, despising the mathematical sciences, in which truth dwells and the knowledge of the things included in them. And then you occupy yourself with miracles, and write that you possess information of those things of which the human mind is incapable and which cannot be proved by any instance from nature. And you fancy you have wrought miracles when you spoil a work of some speculative mind, and do not perceive that you are falling into the same error as that of a man who strips a tree of the ornament of its branches covered with leaves mingled with the scented blossoms or fruit.
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-04-15 1519-05-02) was an Italian Renaissance architect, musician, inventor, engineer, sculptor, and painter. His best known work is the painting Mona Lisa.
Nationality: Italian
Occupation: Artist
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