Leonardo da Vinci Quote

Experience does not err; only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power. Men wrongly complain of Experience; with great abuse they accuse her of leading them astray but they set Experience aside, turning from it with complaints as to our ignorance causing us to be carried away by vain and foolish desires to promise ourselves, in her name, things that are not in her power; saying that she is fallacious. Men are unjust in complaining of innocent Experience, constantly accusing her of error and of false evidence.


The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (Richter, 1888) - XIX Philosophical Maxims. Morals. Polemics and Speculations.

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Experience does not err; only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power. Men wrongly complain of Experience; with great abuse ...

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Experience does not err; only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power. Men wrongly complain of Experience; with great abuse ...

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Experience does not err; only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power. Men wrongly complain of Experience; with great abuse ...

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Experience does not err; only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power. Men wrongly complain of Experience; with great abuse ...