“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian polymath, artist, and scientist. He is widely considered one of the most important figures in the history of art and science. He is best known for his paintings such as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, but his talents extended far beyond the realm of art. He was also a skilled inventor, engineer, and architect, as well as an accomplished musician, scientist, and mathematician.
In the field of art, Leonardo is considered one of the greatest painters of all time. He is known for his masterful use of technique and his ability to convey emotion and movement in his works. His painting of the Mona Lisa, for example, is known for its subtle expressions and the enigmatic smile of the woman in the painting.
In science and technology, he made important contributions in the fields of anatomy, optics, and hydrodynamics. He was fascinated by the workings of the human body and made many detailed drawings of the bones, muscles, and organs. He also studied optics and was able to make observations and discoveries about the behavior of light that was far ahead of his time.
Da Vinci also made significant contributions in the field of engineering and architecture. He designed flying machines, weapons, and many other mechanical devices, but these designs were not built in his lifetime. He also designed many architectural projects, such as the dome of Milan Cathedral, and plans for canals, bridges, and even urban planning.
Da Vinci was also a prolific writer, and many of his notes and drawings have survived to the present day. These works, known as his “notebooks,” reveal his wide-ranging interests and his many ideas and inventions. They are considered an invaluable glimpse into the mind of one of the most brilliant and creative thinkers in human history.
The quote is suggesting that if one lives a good and fulfilling life, one will have no regrets or worries as one approaches death. Just as a day well spent leads to a peaceful night’s sleep, a life well spent leads to a peaceful death. The idea is that if you have lived a good life, you will have nothing to fear or be unhappy about when death comes.
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2 thoughts on “Quote of the Day: Happy Life & Death”
I lost my Dad unexpectedly just over a year ago so this quote really stood out to me. My Dad died instantly of an undiagnosed blood clot near his heart. He died at 3am. Mom said she fell asleep listening to Dad laughing at a British comedy he was watching. Dad loved those. I like to think my Dad died half way through a laugh…that he died a “happy death” xx
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Ah Janet, thank you for sharing that story. I love British comedy too so I would like to depart the way your dad did xx
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