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Michelangelo



    A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.

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

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    Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

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    Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.

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

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    Already at 16, 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.

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    Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.

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    His hope is treacherous only whose love dies with beauty, which is varying every hour, bit, in chaste hearts uninfluenced by the power of outward change, there blooms a deathless flower, that breathes on earth the air of paradise.

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    Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.

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    The greater danger for most of us is notthat our aim is too high and we miss it,but that it is too low and we reach it.

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    I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint.

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    Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.

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