Michelangelo Quotes

Date of Birth: March 06, 1475    Date of Death: February 18, 1954

Michelangelo was an Italian High Renaissance sculptor and painter born in Republic of Florence Italy. He was also known to be an architect and poet. As a child, Michelangelo was not very interested in school studies but was drawn to the arts at a very early age.  Some of his greatest works remain to this day on the alter wall of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Italy. Michelangelo was recognized as a great artist during his lifetime and is considered by many to be the greatest artist of all time and having the most influence on western art to this day.

Genius is eternal patience.  ~ Michelangelo

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.  ~ Michelangelo

Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.  ~ Michelangelo

If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius.  ~ Michelangelo

Read the heart and not the letter for the pen cannot draw near the good intent.  ~ Michelangelo

With few words I shall make thee understand my soul.  ~ Michelangelo

Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.  ~ Michelangelo

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.  ~ Michelangelo

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish.  ~ Michelangelo

Lord, make me see thy glory in every place.  ~ Michelangelo

“It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.  ~ Michelangelo

Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.  ~ Michelangelo

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.  ~ Michelangelo

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