Leonardo da Vinci’s Procrastinations

Here’s an anonymous quote I came upon a while back: “In order to do great things, it is necessary to be slightly underemployed.”

Leonardo da Vinci seems to have agreed. He told one of his patrons, “Man of lofty genius sometimes accomplish the most when they work least.” He explained, “Their minds are occupied with their ideas and the perfection of their conceptions to which the afterwards give form.”

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