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Michelangelo Quotes

(1474-1564), Italian Renaissance Painter, Sculptor

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

Category: Arts And Artists

Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.

Category: Beauty

I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.

Category: Cities And City Life

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

Category: Desire

Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.

Category: Detail

Genius is eternal patience.

Category: Genius

If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.

Category: Mastery

Everything hurts.

Category: Pain

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.

Category: Promises

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?

Category: Spirit And Spirituality

It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand.

Category: Work