Leonardo da Vinci quote about blindness from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci - for its vain splendour we go into the fire, thus blind ignorance does mislead us.
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for its vain splendour we go into the fire, thus blind ignorance does mislead us.
 Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (1478 – 1519). copy citation

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Author Leonardo da Vinci
Source The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci
Topic blindness ignorance misleading
Date 1478 – 1519
Language English
Reference
Note Translated by Jean Paul Richter in 1888
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“Blind ignorance misleads us thus and delights with the results of lascivious joys. Because it does not know the true light. Because it does not know what is the true light.
Vain splendour takes from us the power of being …. Behold! for its vain splendour we go into the fire, thus blind ignorance does mislead us. That is, blind ignorance so misleads us that …
O! wretched mortals, open your eyes.
On riches (1183—1187). 1183. That is not riches, which may be lost; virtue is our true good and the true reward of its possessor.” source

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