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Michelangelo Buonarroti | Drawings | Page 4

  • "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".
  • "The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection."
  • "There is no greater harm than that of time wasted".
  • "Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle".
  • "What do you despise? By this you are truly known".
  • "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"?