Thursday April 21st 2011

Thought for the Day

“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.”

~ 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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