The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

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"And those men who are inventors and interpreters between Nature and
Man, as compared with boasters and declaimers of the works of
others, must be regarded and not otherwise esteemed than as the
object in front of a mirror, when compared with its image seen in
the mirror. For the first is something in itself, and the other
nothingness.–Folks little indebted to Nature, since it is only by
chance that they wear the human form and without it I might class
them with the herds of beasts."

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

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