Quotes of Michelangelo

Genius is eternal patience. ”
- Michelangelo

Faith in oneself is the best and safest course. ”
- Michelangelo

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. ”
- Michelangelo

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. ”
- Michelangelo

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all. ”
- Michelangelo

Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come. ”
- Michelangelo

There is no greater harm than that of time wasted. ”
- Michelangelo

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. ”
- Michelangelo

My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness. ”
- Michelangelo

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.”
- Michelangelo

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

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

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. ”
- 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

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

If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes. ”
- Michelangelo

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

The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has. ”
- Michelangelo

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle. ”
- Michelangelo

A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it. ”
- 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

I live and love in God's peculiar light. ”
- Michelangelo

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

The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself. ”
- Michelangelo

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

From such a gentle thing, from such a fountain of all delight, my every pain is born. ”
- Michelangelo