Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Small Things Become Noble

To lie is so vile, that even if it were in speaking well of godly things it would take off something from God's grace; and Truth is so excellent, that if it praises but small things they become noble.

-- Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452-1519), Italian Renaissance architect, musician, inventor, engineer, sculptor, and painter, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, XIX: Philosophical Maxims. Morals. Polemics and Speculations, Richter (1888)

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