Quotations The Best Michelangelo Quotes  

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A list of the best Michelangelo quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Michelangelo quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Michelangelo quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Michelangelo should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Michelangelo quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Michelangelo quotes?" and "What is the most famous Michelangelo quote?"

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16 1
There is an essential relationship between architecture and the proportions of the human body, and he who has not made himself master of the human form and especially of anatomy, will understand nothing of architecture. Michelangelo

15 1
Genius is eternal patience. Michelangelo

15 1
If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all. Michelangelo

20 2
Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle. Michelangelo

19 2
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. Michelangelo

18 3
ClaudiaGerwin added I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. Michelangelo

15 2
Beauty is the purgation of superfluities. Michelangelo

12 2
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 that the garment with which it is clothed? Michelangelo

12 3
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. Michelangelo

9 1
It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand. Michelangelo

9 1
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

8 2
I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all. Michelangelo

9 4
Everything hurts. Michelangelo