Monday January 10th 2011

Thought for the Day

“People of accomplishment rarely sat back
and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci



Leonardo da Vinci*Leonardo da Vinci

Born: April 15, 1452 Vinci, in the present day Province of Florence, Italy
Died: May 2, 1519 (aged 67) Amboise, Touraine (in present-day Indre-et-Loire, France)

An Italian polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, a man whose unquenchable curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.

*Source | Paintings | Drawings

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