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35 Inspirational Michelangelo Quotes (SCULPTOR)

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Your gifts lie in the place where your values, passions and strengths meet. Discovering that place is the first step toward sculpting your masterpiece, Your Life.
Your gifts lie in the place where your values, passions and strengths meet. Discovering that place is the first step toward sculpting your masterpiece, Your Life.
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.
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.
If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.
If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.
Perfection is no small thing, but it is made up of small things.
Perfection is no small thing, but it is made up of small things.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius.
If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn’t call it genius.
Genius is eternal patience.
Genius is eternal patience.
To know each other is the best way to understand each other. To understand each other is the only way to love each other.
To know each other is the best way to understand each other. To understand each other is the only way to love each other.
Only God creates. The rest of us just copy.
Only God creates. The rest of us just copy.

13 Michelangelo Quotes to Inspire You to Master Your Art

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.
There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.
The idea is locked inside. All you have to do is remove the excess stone.
The idea is locked inside. All you have to do is remove the excess stone.
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.
Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
I couldn't give you something mediocre even if that's all you asked for.
I couldn’t give you something mediocre even if that’s all you asked for.
The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.
The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.
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.
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.
Your greatness is measured by your horizons.
Your greatness is measured by your horizons.

12 Inspirational Michelangelo Quotes About Life and Death

“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.”

Michelangelo
My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness.
My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
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.
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.
I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.
I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.
What do you despise By this you are truly known.
What do you despise? By this you are truly known.
Do not fret, for God did not create us to abandon us.
Do not fret, for God did not create us to abandon us.
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?
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?
I live and love in God's peculiar light.
I live and love in God’s peculiar light.
As you give out so you shall receive.
As you give out so you shall receive.

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