[Done with all of this]'s diary

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Written about Thursday 2009-04-16
Written: (5425 days ago)

       Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

Nature never breaks her own laws.

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?

You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.

You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.

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