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A Treatise on Painting, by Leonardo da Vinci
Senex and Taylor, London


LDE T1003   CID12  A Painter never to trust his own Judgment

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Nothing deceives us more than the Judgment we form of our own Works; nor are the Opinions of our Friends much more to be relied upon: A Friend is in effect a second self, and therefore to be held in the same Degree of suspicion. 'Tis the Critique of our Enemies that we ought to form our selves by: This is usually sincere; which is more than I can say either for my self, or my Friend.