Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci, (1452-1519) Italian inventor, artist, polymath, the "Universal Genius" or "Renaissance Man"

Leonardo da Vinci Quote

“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.”

Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci
~ Leonardo da Vinci

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Anon    7/12/10

A brilliant statement by a brilliant man.

J Carlton, Calgary

Mastery of one's self is the greatest gift of life.

Mike, Norwalk

Extremely accurate from a perspective of a legal facade. Being a slave to one's passions would also fit the philosophy. Government's of today also dictate and enslave from such perspective which is inclusivie of the metaphysical alter ego. I prefer the I AM that I AM.

Carol, Georgia

Only through the crucible of mastering oneself can man achieve mastery of anything else in life.

E Archer, NYC

There are those that want to lord over others, and there are those that simply wish for a beneficent master. Few truly desire mastery over themsleves.

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RBESRQ    7/12/10

Oops, I should have seen this quote first. But at least I know I'm in good company. Mike, the two are very different one is to do with Mastery of oneself and the other "Being". I am. is Ommmmmmmm

Mike, Norwalk

Robert, I am aware of the differences you've stated. The I AM I referenced is yet a third dispensation; no difference from an outward perception of sensing inward (said being's Ommmm), all the difference from the inside out realization. I also cognitively understand that if more individuals endeavored mastery of / over self, the slavery of the legal straw man would be done away with.

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    RBESRQ    7/12/10

    Good point Mike....

    LemBo, Bishopville

    The most truest form of discipline. The only successful one.

    Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA

    Ignorance of this is far more powerful.... as it is the predominate factor...


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