Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art
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We've made this hand-picked collection of quotes to show you what is Michelangelo truly willing to say and leave for generations. Whether an inspirational quote or a motivational message about giving your best, we can all benefit from the wisdom, captured within these words.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
I am still learning.
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
Genius is eternal patience.
If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
The more the marbles wastes, the more the statue grows.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone.
Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.
My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness.
Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God.
In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.
From such a gentle thing, from such a fountain of all delight, my every pain is born.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.
I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint.
Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.
What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?
The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.