Michelangelo

Michelangelo

Italian sculptor, painter and poet

Lived from: 1475-1564

Category: Artists | Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Michelangelo

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    A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
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    Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.
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    Genius is eternal patience.
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    I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.
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    I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
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    If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
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    It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand.
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    Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
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    The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.
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    Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.
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    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 that the garment with which it is clothed?
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