Michelangelo Quotes

Most popular Michelangelo Quotes

I still am learning.
— Michelangelo
Genius is eternal patience.
— Michelangelo

genius

Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.
— Michelangelo
I go to school that I may continue to learn.
— Michelangelo
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
— Michelangelo

faith believe in yourself

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

art

The more the marble wastes, the more the statue grows.
— Michelangelo
An artist paints with his brains and not with his hands.
— Michelangelo
I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
— Michelangelo

ambition

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

imagination

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
— Michelangelo

art God

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
— Michelangelo
My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it be through earth's loveliness.
— Michelangelo
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it it too low and we reach it.
— 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

aim high

I have only too much of a wife in this art of mine, who has always kept me in tribulation, and my children shall be the works I leave, which, even if they are naught, will live for a while.

artists

I begin to understand the promises of this world are for the most part, vain phantoms; and that to confide in one's self and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.