“We derive more benefit from having our faults pointed out by our enemies than from hearing the opinions of friends”

Art of Quotation

“Nothing is more apt to deceive us than our own judgment of our work. We derive more benefit from having our faults pointed out by our enemies than from hearing the opinions of friends”

Leonardo da Vinci, inventor, scientist


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5 thoughts on ““We derive more benefit from having our faults pointed out by our enemies than from hearing the opinions of friends”

      1. Hello Henry! Leonardo is an inspiration in so many ways outside of his singular artistic works! The Vitruvian Man has its genesis in the idea of the perfect proportions of man. So nice to hear from you!

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  1. That’s one quote I don’t entirely agree with, as one needs to take into consideration who the enemy is who points out the faults. For example, if my worst enemy were Trump, wouldn’t that be like “the pot calling the kettle black” (as the old saying goes)? 🙂

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