Leonardo da Vinci quote about sadness from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci - The tears come from the heart and not from the brain.
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The tears come from the heart and not from the brain.
 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 sadness tears heart brain
Date 1478 – 1519
Language English
Reference
Note Translated by Jean Paul Richter in 1888
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Context

“Of the cause of lust and other appetites of the body, of the cause of urine and also of all the natural excretions of the body. [Footnote: By the side of this text stands the pen and ink drawing reproduced on Pl. CVIII, No. 4; a skull with indications of the veins in the fleshy covering.]
815. The tears come from the heart and not from the brain. Define all the parts, of which the body is composed, beginning with the skin with its outer cuticle which is often chapped by the influence of the sun. II. ZOOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE ANATOMY.
The divisions of the animal kingdom (816.” source

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