Best Quotes by Michelangelo (Top 10)

  1. The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
  2. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
  3. 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.
  4. If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
  5. Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
  6. In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.
  7. A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
  8. The idea is there locked inside. All you have to do is remove the excess stone.
  9. Your greatness is measured by your horizons.
  10. If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.

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