Quotes by Michelangelo

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni or more commonly known by his first name 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. Considered by some the greatest living artist during his lifetime, he has since been described as one of the greatest artists of all time.

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Quote by Michelangelo

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

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

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

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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.

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