45 Motivational Michelangelo Quotes On Success In Life

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, known best as simply Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance born in the Republic of Florence, who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. This  Michelangelo quotes will motivate you.

Best Michelangelo Quotes

  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.” ~ Michelangelo
  2. “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.” ~ Michelangelo
  3. “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” ~ Michelangelo
  4. “Perfection is no small thing, but it is made up of small things.” ~ Michelangelo
  5. “Only God creates. The rest of us just copy.” ~ Michelangelo

  6. “I created a vision of David in my mind and simply carved away everything that was not David.” ~ Michelangelo
  7. “To know each other is the best way to understand each other. To understand each other is the only way to love each other.” ~ Michelangelo
  8. “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.” ~ Michelangelo
  9. “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” ~ Michelangelo
  10. “The idea is there locked inside. All you have to do is remove the excess stone.” ~ Michelangelo

  11. “No great work of art is ever finished.” ~ Michelangelo
  12. “For those who feel it, nothing makes the soul so religious and pure as the endeavor to create something perfect; for God is perfection, and whoever strives after it, is striving after something divine. True painting is only the image of the perfection of God, a shadow of the pencil with which he paints, a melody, a striving after harmony.” ~ Michelangelo
  13. “Do not fret, for God did not create us to abandon us.” ~ Michelangelo
  14. “Your greatness is measured by your horizons.” ~ Michelangelo
  15. “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
  16. “There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.” ~ Michelangelo

  17. “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” ~ Michelangelo
  18. “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?” ~ Michelangelo
  19. “An artist does his most difficult work when he steps back from the blank canvas and thinks about what he is going to create.” ~ Michelangelo
  20. “An artist does his most difficult work when he steps back from the blank canvas and thinks about what he is going to create.” ~ Michelangelo
  21. “He who follows another will never overtake him” ~ Michelangelo
  22. “My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.” ~ Michelangelo
  23. “Genius is eternal patience.” ~ Michelangelo
  24. “A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.” ~ Michelangelo
  25. “Lord free me of myself, so I can please you!” ~ Michelangelo
  26. “Gazing on beautiful things acts on my soul.” ~ Michelangelo
  27. “Art lives on constraint and dies of freedom.” ~ Michelangelo

  28. “If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn’t call it genius.” ~ Michelangelo
  29. “A good artist ought never to allow impatience to overcome his sense of the main end of art – perfection” ~ Michelangelo
  30. “Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.” ~ Michelangelo
  31. “Love is a beautiful image Imagined or seen within the heart, The friend of virtue and gentility.” ~ Michelangelo
  32. “Critique by creating.” ~ Michelangelo
  33. “Already at sixteen, my mind was a battlefield: my love of pagan beauty, the male nude, at war with my religious faith. A polarity of themes and forms: one spiritual, the other earthly.” ~ Michelangelo
  34. “If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.” ~ Michelangelo
  35. “Do you know that women who are chaste remain much fresher than those who are not?” ~ Michelangelo
  36. “Art is a jealous thing; it requires the whole and entire man.” ~ Michelangelo Quotes
  37. “Beauty depends on purpose. It is in the elements best suited to their purpose or aim that beauty shines forth most strongly.” ~ Michelangelo
  38. “Genius is infinite painstaking.” ~ Michelangelo

  39. “I am still learning. (at age 87)” ~ Michelangelo
  40. “Lord, make me see thy glory in every place.” ~ Michelangelo
  41. “The art of creation lies in the gift of perceiving the particular and generalizing it, thus creating the particular again. It is therefore a powerful transforming force and a generator of creative solutions in relation to a given problem.” ~ Michelangelo
  42. “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
  43. “An artist must have his measuring tools not in the hand, but in the eye.” ~ Michelangelo
  44. “Sculpture is made by taking away, while painting is made by adding.” ~ Michelangelo
  45. “I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.” ~ Michelangelo

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