Michelangelo Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Michelangelo quotes, Michelangelo sayings, and Michelangelo proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Faith in oneself... is the best and safest course. Michelangelo
The greater danger for most of us isn't that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. Michelangelo
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
Genius is eternal patience. 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
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
Your greatness is measured by your horizons. Michelangelo
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. Michelangelo
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover 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
Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle. Michelangelo
No great work of art is ever finished. Michelangelo
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. Michelangelo
Trifle makes perfection, and perfection is not trifle. 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 people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all. Michelangelo
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. Michelangelo
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. Michelangelo
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. Michelangelo
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all. 'It's hard to be great. But it's well worth the effort. Michelangelo
I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint. Michelangelo
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